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Welcome to Swedenergy - Energiföretagen Sverige
The English part of our website aims to briefly explain who we are, and what we do. If you are looking for more extensive information about us, or the Swedish energy sector in general, you are most welcome to contact us by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Swedenergy is a non-profit industry and special interest organisation for companies involved in the supply, distribution, selling and storage of energy, mainly electricity, heating, and cooling. As the united voice of the Swedish energy sector, the organisation monitors and promotes the interests of its members and the energy sector in general. Swedenergy has a total of 400 members, which includes state-owned, municipal, and private companies as well as associations within the energy sector.
An efficient energy system
During the last 60 years Swedish energy companies have built one of the most efficient energy systems in the world.
On the Swedish power market, 152 TWh was produced in 2016, of which 98 percent was carbon free. Hydropower and nuclear power dominate the power production mix, with around 40 percent each. Wind power and combined heat and power (CHP) produced around 10 percent each. The heat market has a turnover of SEK 100 billion and produces 100 TWh. This means that the main parts of the effective Swedish energy system are district heating and electricity.
Our well-developed district heating systems enable us to utilise energy resources that would otherwise be wasted, such as waste heat from industry and energy from the recycling of waste. Combined heat and power ensures the best possible use of these resources. In district heating, only 6 percent of fuels come from fossil resources, the rest is made up of renewable energy (42 %) or in different ways recovered heat.
Sweden's Energymix of Electricity
Energy makes society go round
A reliable supply and price of energy have an impact on our lives, every day of the year. Sweden has built a low-carbon, diverse and efficient energy system.
Swedenergy's work addresses all the three parts of the Energy Triangle:
With a broad combination of production facilities, Sweden is not dependent on one individual energy source. The diverse generation mix has also delivered prices of electricity and district heating which are among the most favorable in Europe.
The diversity in generation, combined with a highly developed grid structure for electricity and district heating, induce a very high level of security of supply in Sweden.
Circular economy in practice
Sweden is already a global leader when it comes to putting circular economy principals into practice, For nearly fifty years public and private actors have collaborated to create a number of circular systems.