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Fossil Free Energy Districts

The Fossil-free Energy Districts project, FED, is an innovative effort by the City of Gothenburg to decrease the use of energy and the dependence on fossil fuel in a built environment. A unique local marketplace for electricity, district heating and cooling has been developed together with nine strong partners.

 

In order to reach a fossil-free and renewable energy supply and increase energy security, in addition to innovative technologies, we also need to utilize existing infrastructure in a smarter way. In the project, we also study how today’s laws and regulations affect how similar markets can be implemented in other places. Fossil Free Energy Districts is part of the solution to how a fossil-free urban energy system may look.

In order to reach a fossil-free and renewable energy supply and increase energy security, in addition to innovative technologies, we also need to utilize existing infrastructure in a smarter way. In the project, we also study how today’s laws and regulations affect how similar markets can be implemented in other places. Fossil Free Energy Districts is part of the solution to how a fossil-free urban energy system may look.

In the project, we create and implement a local energy market where different actors automatically deal with several types of energy with each other, thus we can achieve synergy effects and a smarter use of the resources that are already in place. New innovative technical solutions, such as heat storage with PCM, are tested to create insights into the role they can play when district heating, district cooling and electricity are traded on a common market.

The aim of the project is to create a fossil-free local energy system, to reduce top loads by 80%, reduce the amount of imported energy from external networks by 30% and to implement 10,000 transactions in the energy market.

Summary

Project name

FED

Status

Completed

Region

Västra Götaland Region

RISE role in project

Project participant

Project start

Duration

2016-2019

Total budget

€ 5 800 000

Partner

Göteborg Stad, Johanneberg Science Park AB, Göteborg Energi AB, Business Region Göteborg AB, Chalmersfastigheter AB, Akademiska hus AB, Chalmers, Rise Research Institutes of Sweden AB, Ericsson AB

Funders

Urban Innovative Actions

Project website

Coordinators

Project members

Supports the UN sustainability goals

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