Case Study: c2c, Barking Station – UPS

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C2C Logoc2c Rail is an award-winning train operator that runs services between and around London serving 26 stations in East London and South Essex.


At their Barking station the old uninterruptible power supply (UPS) system used for emergency lighting was due for replacement. Instead of a like-for-like replacement, they were open to finding a more innovative technical solution.


Origami Energy designed a solution utilising a new 60kW UPS, which via the Origami Energy platform is able to provide a combination of secure backup power, and assist National Grid with the management of the electricity system.

The platform ensures that the backup power is always maintained, whilst value from the provision of system services is maximised.

Ben Martin, Head of Asset Management, c2c Rail:

“I must commend you for the professional way in which you have delivered the installation, all very encouraging. I look forward to doing more.”


  • Improved management of on-site electricity usage
  • Incremental revenue for supply provided to the network paid by the National Grid
  • The solution demonstrates c2c’s commitment to sustainability and energy efficiency

Next steps: 

c2c is exploring the opportunity to replicate the solution across multiple sites in the UK.

Learn more about the benefits of Energy Usage Optimisation.

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