Uppsala

Uppsala

In 2016, Vattenfall and Uppsala municipality signed an agreement for closer cooperation in new energy technology, climate neutrality and a sustainable energy system in Uppsala.

Vattenfall's aim is to half carbon dioxide emissions from our heat operation in Uppsala by 2020, and to be entirely carbon-neutral by 2030 at the latest. These measures go hand in hand with the municipality's ambitious climate goals.

Fossil free by 2030

Uppsala municipality has very ambitious climate goals. It aims to be fossil free by 2030 and climate positive by 2050. As an energy partner, Vattenfall is cooperating with stakeholders in the municipality to take a global approach to the city's energy system and the residents' energy consumption. Sustainable, customer-specific energy solutions are our contribution to sustainable cities.

Ultanas heat and cooling requirements

Efficient solution for cooling and heating

Akademiska Hus and Vattenfall have developed an energy-efficient global heating and cooling solution for Ultuna Campus. Buildings at Ultuna Campus have been constructed with the aim of using as little heating and cooling as possible. The heating and cooling that is in fact needed will be used efficiently. All resources will be used optimally along the entire chain, from production to final usage.

Ultuna Campus

Vattenfall supplies 20 GWh of heat and 8 GWh of cooling annually to Ultuna Campus. District cooling is generated locally, partly with the help of cooling from cold outdoor air and partly by using district heating with so-called absorption technology. Absorption technology involves using heat as the driving source instead of electricity.

Carbon Neutral Heat

Lower carbon dioxide emissions

District heating is a good choice from an environmental perspective. In Uppsala we have taken a step towards reducing emissions. Our customers have also been asking for district heating with even less environmental impact. So, we are offering larger customers Carbon Neutral Heat, a solution with CO2-compensated district heating from our waste incineration plant in Uppsala.

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Vattenfall has operated a combined heat and power (CHP) plant called Idbäcksverket in Nyköping since 1997. Idbäcksverket supplies roughly 95% of the urban area of Nyköping with district heating and electricity. The fuel used comes almost completely from renewable sources.

The Rise of Renewables, the Fall of Coal

How the continued decarbonisation of the electrical grid contributes to the UK’s goal of decarbonising heat.

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Technical representatives from all over the district energy industry to discuss the opportunities and challenges of engineering solutions that offer effective heat decarbonisation

The Vattenfall way towards a fossil free future

On 22nd May, Vattenfall welcomed technical representatives from all over the district energy industry to discuss the opportunities and challenges of engineering solutions that offer effective heat decarbonisation.

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Come together

How do we define the route to Net Zero?

Lead Engineer Sandra Šlihte asks one of the most important questions facing the industry right now. How can we all come together to ensure a better experience for everyone?