The rail power market in Germany was largely liberalised by the introduction of the grid access model in 2014, accompanied by the introduction of automated information exchange based on XML data structures. Market participants are thus required to adapt and specialise their system and processes.
While there are standard systems available for public utilities, essential components of Information Technology need to be created individually to gain access to the rail power network.
Based on these requirements, we can offer the following services to our customers, whether railway companies or owners of locomotives:
We provide our customers with a convenient web application that can be used to display the communication of all messages and processes.
Registration of locomotives to virtual tapping points, precise to the minute
Communication of border crossings and traction performance parameters
The display of data of the locomotives, as well as of positive and negative confirmation messages
The display of locomotive allocation messages / load profiles for information and coordination purposes
The possibility of rejecting / approving energy data from DB Energie
Export function into common data formats
On the bases of the present data, we can compile customer-specific statistics such as consumption analyses for locomotives, and calculate electricity forecasts.
Our customers' experiences are constantly incorporated into the innovation process, the continuous improvement, and further development of our web application. All processes of monitoring and plausibility checks are continuously carried out by the qualified employees of UKL iT & Logistik GmbH.
The specially programmed interface allows remote reading of the electricity meters (TEMA boxes and Railway / Railpower boxes). We will provide you with values of energy consumption and energy recovery of each locomotive via the web portal.
In this way, it is more convenient for you to check the plausibility of the values which are invoiced by the rail power network operator, and to create evaluations on the consumption behaviour of your locomotives.
Tasks around the topic of rail power do not represent the original core competence for railway undertakings and operators of locomotives. Nevertheless, a great deal of specific knowledge must be available in order to understand and implement all processes relating to the topic rail power.
This is largely due to the complex XML-based processes, which are still of low maturity and often faulty. Coupled with the high power consumption of the locomotives, it results in a significant cost driver for the railway undertakings.
For customers who do not want to take care of the complex and multilayered aspects of rail power, we offer a qualified outsourcing of business processes in this area. The experts of the rail power team take over the entire handling of this tiresome topic and stand up for your interests at any time.
This gives you the greatest possible degree of security in one of the main cost drivers, and at the same time it allows you to focus on your core business.
Plausibility check of measured values
Processing of settlement documents
Tracking of corrections / cancellations
Clarification of problems / errors
Provision of evaluations / reports
Examination of invoices by DB-Energie with regard to
the settlement of correct quantities
the application of correct prices and tariffs
As a rail power management customer, you benefit from our full service. All you have to do is to send us the data of your locomotives. We will take care of the rest so that you will have more time for the more important issues in rail transport.