Energy Agency for Southeast Sweden

Owned by municipalities and regions in Blekinge, Kalmar and Kronoberg counties in the southeast of Sweden, our regional energy agency aims to support and facilitate improvements in energy efficiency and increase the supply of renewable energy sources, through initiatives and activities towards private and public operators.

Energy Agency for Southeast Sweden

Owned by municipalities and regions in Blekinge, Kalmar and Kronoberg counties in the southeast of Sweden, our regional energy agency aims to support and facilitate improvements in energy efficiency and increase the supply of renewable energy sources, through initiatives and activities towards private and public operators.

The goal for our activities and initiatives is that local and regional energy and climate targets are reached, thus creating conditions for achieving the goals on national and EU level. To be able to support our vision of a sustainable energy system in our region we have a wide range of expertise. Our experts has technical knowledge within sustainable transports and fuels, energy efficient housing and building, biomass for heat and power, solar energy, wind power and much more. Our field of expertise also covers knowledge in behavioural changes, strategic planning, sustainable procurement, circular economy, and sustainable business development.  We support the public sector and the regional businesses by taking initiatives and manage projects, helping them transform into sustainable operations. We do this in several ways, strategically and operationally, in different types of collaboration and development projects. Our overall objective is to change and improve society from an energy and sustainability perspective.

Since the start in 1999, we have always been impartial, and we have no profit motive. We are one of fifteen regional energy agencies in Sweden, and we have been an active partner in the national organisation Energikontor Sverige and FEDARENE since the start.  Through the years we have created a wide network and a firm local and regional knowledge about the energy system and all its key actors. This gives us a unique possibility to facilitate processes, create cooperation’s and valuable synergies.

We are always interested to share our knowledge and experiences with others and to gain new knowledge to better be able to support our region and we are very interested to cooperate with energy agencies and regions all over Europe. You are welcome to contact us any time, and perhaps we can find inspiring opportunities together.

The southeast of Sweden

Our geographical area is 23 537km2, approximately 6% of Sweden total area and it is about 250 km from north to south and 250 km from east to west. It contains of 25 municipalities which are lower-level local government entities. The area is also divided in three counties which are the top-level geographic subdivisions of Sweden. In each county there is a county administrative board headed by a governor, appointed by the national government. There is also a separate regional council (region) in each county.

Together our municipalities have a population of over 600 000 inhabitants which is about six percent of the Swedish population. We have three bigger cities in the area; Kalmar, Karlskrona and Växjö which have populations between 66.000–96.000 inhabitants.

Our area is mainly covered by forest. Forestry and its three main products; timber, pulp wood and forest residuals (branches and tops) are prominent. We have some large sawmills, and pulp and paper industry companies in the area. The forest residual are used for district heating, both large, combined heat and power production and nearby district heating in all cities and many of the smaller communities. Up to 25% of the electricity used is produced in the area, mainly bio and wind power. The rest is imported from other parts of Sweden, all of which is fossil free.

Our region is characterized by many small industries, which are slowly decarbonizing. But our main challenge is the transport sector. Of the imported fossil fuel, 85% goes to the transport sector. As the electrification increases, prognosis foresee a rapidly growing need for more renewable electricity.

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