A VERY UNUSUAL DISTRICT

Norra Djurgårdsstaden is a new district of Stockholm, but it is also a centre for development of the technology behind sustainable cities. It is here that Fortum, Ericsson, ABB and Electrolux, together with KTH and with the support of the Swedish Energy Agency, started the Smart Energy City research programme. The research centres on how to build smarter electricity networks and energy-efficient homes. The centre houses the most important resource: 150 families that cook food, shower, wash clothes and watch films. With their help it is possible to produce results that can contribute to a brighter, greener future. According to the plans, Norra Djurgårdsstaden will be completely fossil-free no later than 2030.

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A VERY UNUSUAL DISTRICT

Norra Djurgårdsstaden is a new district of Stockholm, but it is also a centre for development of the technology behind sustainable cities. It is here that Fortum, Ericsson, ABB and Electrolux, together with KTH and with the support of the Swedish Energy Agency, started the Smart Energy City research programme. The research centres on how to build smarter electricity networks and energy-efficient homes. The centre houses the most important resource: 150 families that cook food, shower, wash clothes and watch films. With their help it is possible to produce results that can contribute to a brighter, greener future. According to the plans, Norra Djurgårdsstaden will be completely fossil-free no later than 2030.

Smart Energy City animation

Smart Energy City intro

A COLLABORATION FOR THE FUTURE

The Swedish Energy Agency has decided to provide support for the Smart Energy City research programme in Norra Djurgårdsstaden amounting to 25 per cent of the budgeted costs. The programme complements the Agency’s other investments in smart networks and has considerable news value due to the unique  breadth of the programme group and the system-wide composition of the various operators and due to its clear focus on the role of the user side in the electricity network.

Contact person: Fredrik Lundström, Research Administrator Department of Research and Innovation
Telephone no.: +46 (0)16 544 20 00.
E-mail: fredrik.lundstrom@energimyndigheten.se

A power system with a large proportion of weather-dependent production need to be flexible. The system, and the households themselves, must be able to direct parts of their electricity use – for example the electricity from domestic appliances and charging of electric cars – towards times when there is good access to weather-dependent electricity and electricity prices are low and also be able to receive locally-produced electricity from solar cells and wind turbines, for example.

Contact person: Per-Oscar Hedman, Press Officer
Telephone no.: +46 (0)8 671 70 00
E-mail: per-oscar.hedman@fortum.com

Electrolux is one of the leading manufacturers in the world of appliances such as refrigerators, dishwashers, washing machines, cookers, air conditioning units, vacuum cleaners and small appliances. It is participating in the project to learn more about consumer behaviour relating to products linked to smart electricity networks and to get an opportunity to test technical solutions to help consumers control their electricity consumption.

Contact person: Daniel Frykholm, Press Officer
Telephone no.: +46 (0)8 738 60 00
E-mail: daniel.frykholm@electrolux.se

ABB is participating in Norra Djurgårdsstadent and is developing and supplying solutions to enable a stronger, smarter and greener electricity network to be built. Smart cities requires integration and greater use of renewable energy sources such as solar energy and wind energy. The challenge consists of the fact that this energy supply is intermittent: sometimes it’s windy, sometimes it isn’t. It’s about creating an even, stable supply of electricity. Monitoring provides the ability to control and secure the electricity supply according to need using robust electricity networks. All the components of the electricity network are able to communicate with an overall control system and operators at the operations centre and are thus able to reconnect in the event of an interruption. ABB’s solutions for smarter electricity networks enable consumers to actively control their energy use and choose to use the energy when it is cheapest or most environmentally friendly.

Contact person: Christine Gunnarsson, Press Officer ABB Sverige
Telephone no.: +46 (0)21 32 50 00
E-mail: christine.gunnarsson@se.abb.com

Ericsson wishes to gain greater understanding of electricity consumers’ attitudes to and use of new smart services in everyday life. The aim is to study how electricity consumers might change their behaviour to reduce the impact on the climate when they gain access to new information and new tools. Ericsson also wants to gain a greater understanding of how an electricity network company can streamline its operations and increase the availability of its network with the aid of new technology and how best to connect a large number of devices that were not previously connected in order to collect and analyse data.

Contact: media.relations@ericsson.com

Ellevio builds, develops and monitors the smart electricity network in Norra Djurgårdsstaden and distributes electricity to all housing in Stockholm. For Ellevio, the research programme is an important stage in the development of smart electricity networks for better exploitation of renewable energy sources such as solar energy and wind energy. The programme also provides important insights into how smart electricity networks are at the same time able to provide a more secure electricity supply and lower costs for operation and maintenance of electricity networks. With the results from the research programme, it is hoped that Ellevio can contribute knowledge to meet the challenges we currently face in the areas of urbanisation, climate change and energy production.

Contact: Jonatan Björck, Presschef.
Telephone no.: +46 (0)20 20 20 60

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Göran Hult
Chairman of the board
Telephone no.: +46 (0)70 344 54 98
E-mail: goran.hult@fortum.com

Johan Ander
Program Director
Telephone no.: +46 (0)76-104 20 64
E-mail: johan.ander@fortum.com

Jenny Carlnäs
Senior Project Manager
Telephone no.: +46 (0)70 344 55 85
E-mail: jenny.carlnas@fortum.com