Sweden's electricity supplyin 2014.Svebiocalculation based onstatistics from Sweden Energy Agency.
Electricityproducedfrombiomassis calledbiopower.Biopoweristoday,after nuclear- and hydropower,the third largestsource ofelectricity in Sweden.Comparedtowind powerbio-power is athree timesaslargesourceofelectricity! Biopower isproducedbybiomass,usuallywood fuels,burning inafurnaceconnectedtoaboiler.ThisoccursinaCHP-plant.The heatgeneratedis usedtoheatthewatervaporwhichinturnmakes the turbinerotate, andelectricitycanbe generated.The excess heatis distributed through adistrict heatingnetworktohomes and industrial users.Itis aseasy asitsounds- Bioenergydelivers electricityandheat!
Svebio yearly produces a map over all the biopower production units in Sweden. This map shows biopower production at 202 locations, and another 30 planned units.