European Federation of Agencies and Regions for Energy and the Environment

Energikontor Sydost

Smedjegatan 37,  352 46 Växjö
Tel: + 46/ 0470-76 55 60


Acting Managing Director: Christel Liljegren
Contact: Sarah Nilsson


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).