Energikontor Sydost (ESS)


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.
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.



We work within the area of buildings, industry, transports, education, behavioral changes, mobility management, fuels, towards municipalities, companies, organizations and citizens.


The Regional Context

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).


Join the EUCF Investors Network

Are you a financial institution operating at EU level or at national level in one of the EU member states or UK? Join the EUCF investors network.

The European City Facility explained: Register to the Launch Webinar!

EUCF Lauch webinar will take pplace on April 7th. Don’t miss the opportunity : unlock financing for your sustainable energy plans!

Energikontor Sydost: Cargo bike inspiration film

Watch the new short film by ESS as part of the CoBiUM project on the uses of cargo bikes, and find how you could benefit from these!

Energikontor Sydost celebrates its 20th anniversary

On 21-23 May 2019, FEDARENE was in Växjö, Sweden, to celebrate 20 years of existence. Energikontor Sydost was also hosting the 2019 FEDARENE General Assembly.

Best Practices

Öland, Sweden turns to Purified biogas for vehicle use!

A purified biogas station has been installed on the Island, taking a step further in becoming a Climate Neutral Island!

Energikontor Sydost: Municipal co-distribution of goods spreads throughout Sweden

Read how Energy Agency for Southeast Sweden has been working to spread the concept of municipal co-distribution of goods since 2013, reducing CO2 emissions and congestion in city centres, and increasing the competition and the local market opportunities.

Biogas Action – Institutional building and networking Southeast Sweden

Biogas Sydost is a regional network consisting of private as well as public key actors and
stakeholders from the entire biomethane value chain. The task is to improve the conditions for
biomethane production in the southeast part of Sweden.

Biogas Action – Introduction of liquefied biomethane in Southeast Sweden

Swedish Kalmar County carries great potential for the production of liquid biomethane to be used for heavy vehicles and maritime transport instead of fossil fuels.


Reducing the Carbon Footprint / Environment

FEDARENE member regions and energy agencies are dedicated to reducing the carbon footprint. Read this new publication and find out about some of our best practices’ examples in the field!

FEDARENE Islands College Booklet

You can now consult the latest edition of the FEDARENE Islands College Booklet!

New Brochure “Biogas: Renewable Energy for your Region!”

This publication gives an overview of the activities developed during the BiogasAction project. It shows positive examples and recommendations to steer the promotion of biogas in the EU, focusing on regional pre-conditions and approaches.

Biogas Action Brochure on Best Regional-Integrated Biogas Plants

BiogasAction Project: Promotion of Sustainable Biogas Production in the EU


FEDARENE Webinar: Sustainability work related to mobility & transport

The second of a series of 4 webinars on E-Mobility, this webinar aims to enable Regions and Energy Agencies to share best practices in terms of Mobility at local level.

Webinar: Management of Transport of Goods, a Challenge for the Sustainability of Cities

B.&S.U, the Berlin Agency for Electromobility, the Region of Kronoberg and the Energy Agency for Southeast Sweden will share their experiences regarding the transportation of goods.


Resource Efficient Cities Implementing Advanced Smart City Solutions as demonstrated by the cities of Växjö and Aarhus.
To move a community toward a sustainable and affordable climate friendly future you need to take on a holistic approach. It is not enough just to install some electric vehicle chargers or install PV panels on some roofs. Strategic plans and innovative solutions are essential.

The BiogasAction Final Conference

Join us at the Conference and learn how the BiogasAction experts stimulated the development of biogas in 9 European regions.