Invest in Gävleborg 2017 1
POWER Low-cost, green & reliable energy Sweden ha
s one of the lowest energy prices in Europe, and most of Gävleborg offers the lowest electricity price class in Sweden (energy area 2). Only green electricity is generated in Gävleborg and the region’s network has not had a major power outage since 1983. Gävleborg’s robust electricity grid and infrastructure has evolved over recent decades to meet the needs of energy intensive regional industries, such as steel and paper. Projected electricity generation in Gävleborg in 2020 (GWh) 1300 3000 2300 Projected electricity generation in Gävleborg in 2020 (GWh) Wind power Hydro power Combined Heat & Power * * primarily includes forest-based biofuels. Source: SCB, BioDrivX pilot study & Södra Norrlands Vindkraftcentrum Local green energy Energy companies can provide environmentally certified electricity that is generated in Gävleborg from 100% renewable energy sources. Wind Energy Opportunities Many wind parks are currently under development in Gävleborg that will add over 2,000 MW of capacity in the coming years. Opportunities exist for data center companies to invest in local wind parks Sweden’s electricity mix compared with other countries/regions Sweden’s national grid generates a very high proportion of its electricity from fossil fuel-free sources compared with other countries and regions. In Gävleborg we can offer 100% fossil free power through local wind, water and cogeneration (CHP) facilities in order to source their own green zero-carbon electricity. Own electricity generation can also lead to tax reductions. Gävleborg: a highly sustainable society Gävleborg is a highly sustainable region. It has the objective to become climate neutral by 2050, and the region already generates a significant proportion of its energy from renewable sources, including hydropower for electricity generation and forestbased biofuels for heating. Highly advanced waste management systems recycle around 99 percent of domestic waste, and several innovative municipal and industrial closedloop waste-energy systems have been established in the region. Gävleborg has good provision for more sustainable modes of transport on a regional and city level, including efficient public transport systems, electric vehicles and comprehensive bicycle route networks. The University of Gävle provides specialist energy and clean technology R6D for the region´s industry.