Gothenburg Energy - District heating and remote cooling

Gothenburg solves its energy challenges with a combination of previous initiatives and new technology. District heating was first introduced back in the 1950s, and the whole of Gothenburg is heated with energy that would otherwise have been wasted.

By combining earlier initiatives with new technologies, Gothenburg meets its challenges in the energy area.
District heating was firstly introduced already in the 1950’s and today, approximately 90% of all buildings in Gothenburg are connected to the system. Approximately 80% of the hot water is surplus heat, originating from various industrial activities such as waste incineration, oil refining and electricity production. Approximately 15% is based on renewable sources. In summer time, when the demand for district heating is low, Göteborg Energi produces and sells District Cooling, based on the surplus heat.

This study visit offers:

• An holistic presentation about Göteborg Energi, Gothenburg’s energy solutions.
• A visit at bio-fuelled CHP-plant (Combined Heat & Power).
• A visit in the operations’ room for controlling the entire district heating system in the city.
• Direct contact with Swedish companies in the smart energy solution industry.
• Customized program, based on your requests.
• Professional guides.
Focus areas
Circular Economy
District Heating & Cooling
Waste-to-energy
Climate, Energy & Environment
Global goals
7: AFFORDABLE & CLEAN ENERGY
11: SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES
12: RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION & PRODUCTION
13: CLIMATE ACTION