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.