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We’re renewing Simris

We’re testing a local energy system in Simris in southern Sweden.

In the Scanian village of Simris, we have created Sweden’s first local energy system. During a trial period, the system will make the village completely self-sufficient every fifth week, using 100 % renewable and locally produced electricity.

What are local energy systems, and why do we invest in them?

To create a more sustainable future, we need to utilize local, renewable energy sources and use the energy in a smarter way. People also show an increased interest in producing their own electricity, mainly via solar cells on their roofs. This presents new challenges for how we produce and distribute electricity in our grids. How do we secure we can deliver a stable, reliable voltage to our customers, using a system containing many small and weather-dependant production facilities? In Simris, we seek the answers.

This is how it works

Local energy systems – FAQ

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Why do you invest in local energy systems?

Looking into the future, we believe people will be interested in getting together to solve their electricity needs with locally produced, preferably renewable, energy. This will happen on a larger scale in 10, 20 or perhaps 30 years. We see a business opportunity here, as we have a long and solid experience in constructing and operating facilities. But small micro grids have particular demands and partly different technology requirements. To be able to meet demand, we must learn to use the technology in the right way. We are one of the few companies that are able to do this.

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Why has E.ON Energidistribution selected Simris?

We choose areas in our electricity grids where we believe a local energy system can work, based on how the electricity grid is built today. We also consider which customer categories that live in the area and any potential local advantages, such as collaborations or already existing renewable production. We’ve taken particular interest in islands and coastal areas, as those are suitable from a wind perspective.

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VWho funds the Simris project?

The project is supported by the EU innovation project Horizon2020 and their InterFlex programme. The project has cost approximately 35 million SEK, whereof E.ON has funded 50 percent.

More questions and answers

Read more frequently asked questions and answers on local energy systems and the Simris project (in Swedish).

This page is last updated 6 March 2019
by E.ON Energidistribution (nät)