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Community-based Local Energy System in Industrial Areas in Sweden

The project aims to investigate opportunities and challenges with energy communities /local multi-energy concepts in Swedish industrial areas. A typical industrial area on the outskirts of Borås (Viared) will be used as a case study.

Industrial areas in Sweden contribute to jobs, economic growth, innovation, etc., and have an important role in todays and future society. The power capacity shortage is already an obstacle to business growth and potential investments in such areas. The future electrification of vehicles/heavy vehicles will further increase the need for electricity as heavy vehicles and logistics centers are common in industrial areas.¨ Forming energy communities and/or creating solutions with local multi-energy systems can be a possible way forward. Despite numerous industrial areas in Sweden, the energy community/local multi-energy system in industrial areas is unexplored. The project aims to investigate potential opportunities and challenges with energy communities /local multi-energy concepts in Swedish industrial areas. A typical industrial area on the outskirts of Borås (Viared) will be used as a case study. Various aspects such as technology, economics, and social issues will be considerd.

The project builds further on a preliminary study "solar power and electricity grid in Viared industrial area" but has a broader approach and is not limited to electricity and electricity grid alone. We are investigating whether we can achieve  a positive energy district (PED). 

Reference Group: Borås elnät, Borås Energi och Miljö, Logicenters, Hydria Fastigheter, Viared Företagsförening and Borås Stad

Summary

Project name

LESIA

Status

Active

RISE role in project

Koordinator och Projektledare

Project start

Duration

2,5 år

Total budget

3 864 369 SEK

Funders

Energimyndigheten

Coordinators

Project members

Supports the UN sustainability goals

7. Affordable and clean energy
9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure
11. Sustainable cities and communities
12. Responsible consumption and production
13. Climate action