Energy Agency for Southeast Sweden, ESS (Energikontor Sydost), started on the first of June 1999 and is a member of Federane since June 4th. We mainly work in Southeast Sweden (counties Blekinge, Kalmar and Kronoberg) and our aim is to improve energy efficiency and increased supply of renewable energy. We work within the area of buildings, industry, transports, education, behavioral changes, mobility management, fuels, towards municipalities, companies, organizations and citizens.

The company is jointly owned by an association where regional councils, counties and municipalities in Blekinge, Kalmar and Kronoberg are members. Chairman is Ms Ewa Engdahl. The Energy Agency’s approximately 20 employees work in all three counties with offices in Oskarshamn, Kalmar, Karlskrona and headquarters in Växjö.

The region has a population of approximately 580 000 inhabitants which is about six percent of the Swedish population. It is one of the most industrialised in regions in Scandinavia with a large proportion of employees in industry especially manufacturing.

Renewable energy sources today accounts for 47 percent of the energy supply in Blekinge, 60 percent in Kalmar and approximately 45 percent in Kronoberg. Solar energy is increasing, but solar heating only accounts for a few GWh in the region. Wind power generates today approximately 100 GWh in the region. District heating increases significantly during the last two decades and today 0,49 Twh of district heating is produced in Blekinge, 0,9 TWh in Kalmar and approximately 1 TWh in Kronoberg. Biofuels supply more than 90 percent of the district heating, mainly wooden bio mass (more than 70 percent).


BiogasAction – New developments in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Biogas production in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes The biogas production in the region made big changes. When the BiogasAction project began, in January 2016, there were 51 plants in Rhône-Alps region. The biogas production represented 400 GWh of primary energy for heat and electricity. There was no biomethane production, but 2 plants were under construction. At the same […]

BiogasAction – New developments in Wales

During the first 1 year and half of the BiogasAction project SWEA, the Severn Wye Energy Agency, has been working on different tasks in order to promote and fulfill the targets in BiogasAction and the different challenges in Wales. Several initiatives have been established.

BiogasAction – New developments in the Netherlands

During the first 1 year and a half of the BiogasAction project the consulting firm CCS has been working on different tasks in order to promote and fulfill the targets in BiogasAction and the different challengers in the Netherlands.

BiogasAction – New developments in Denmark

The Danish biogas industry has in recent years seen a major progress. The improved framework conditions is one of the reasons, partly as a result of a long-term commitment from the industry itself, as well as an increased focus on renewable energy and phasing out fossil fuels.

Best Practices

BiogasAction Brochure on Best Regional-Integrated Biogas Plants

This brochure contains information on the ten most interesting biogas plant projects of the Biogas Action project countries, providing the reader with technical data for each plant as well as background information concerning the start-up conditions. The brochure offers a detailed analysis of the current situation and the environment in which the project was drawn […]

Night Hawks: Off Production Hours Site Inspections

Night walks are on-site energy surveys held at times when businesses are closed to the public. Energy experts conduct the survey with a view to identifying areas of energy waste within a business, in order that a bespoke action plan can be produced and implemented
so as to enable direct and significant energy savings.

Southeast Sweden, SE – Biogas Southeast Network

The Energy Agency for Southeast Sweden was established in 1999 by an EU project under the Association of Local and Regional Authorities in Kronoberg. The Swedish regional biogas networks are organized within the biogas subsection of the Swedish Gas Association.

Southeast Sweden – Sustainable Energy Community of 5 municipalities in Kalmar County

City_SEC was a European project targeting European regions where few municipalities had signed the Covenant of Mayors (CoM). It intended to contribute to the removal of the social, administrative and legal barriers to the uptake of renewable energy use especially through training and raising awareness activities addressed both to local policy makers and to citizens. 44 municipalities from across Europe were involved in the project.


European Barriers Report

This is aimed at those considering development of an AD plant, covering the main aspects needing consideration, specific to each EU country involved in the project.