Sweden's Got Talent!
"You've seen it in the last Eurovision, in Sweden's numerous Oscar winning films and Nobel Prize winning literature. You must have also seen it in the ice hockey or bandy rinks. But my recent visit to Stockholm made me discover another Swedish talent: its sense of innovation which led the country's energy transition", writes Maroš Šefčovič, European Commission.
Here’s one example: Most Swedish cities currently enjoy the benefits of well-developed district heating networks, offering integrated energy systems of power production, waste management and recovered heat from industry.
Joined by Swedish Energy Minister, Ibrahim Baylan, I recently visited Stockholm Fortum facility, which is among the largest biomass facilities in the world which combine heating and power production. It consists of 2,500 km of district heating network and 120 km district cooling network, supplied mainly by renewable energy sources.