Energikontor Norr

Energikontor Norr (former NENET) is located in the most northern part of Sweden. The geographical area covered by the agency is more than three times as big as Belgium but there are only 258 000 inhabitants.
The area has a huge potential of renewable energies. 10% of the electricity production (~ 15 TWh/year) in Sweden is produced by the hydropower stations in the rivers of Norrbotten. The use of bioenergy, mostly from the forest, is about 6 TWh/year. In some areas concerning use of wood for energy and hydro power is the enterprises and researchers in Norrbotten among the world leading experts.

The Energy agency started in April 1997 and has around 15 employees.

Objectives

The objectives are to promote the use of renewable energy and work for more effective use of energy.

Activities

In order to achieve our objectives, we:

  • initiate and manage projects. We also assist in projects led by others. So far most of the projects we are involved in concerns use of biomass for energy (small-scale district heating, wood pellets etc.) and energy strategies. Our intention is however to start projects also in other areas, for instance transport and energy efficiency.
  • help the county administrative board and the municipalities in their work to formulate new energy strategies.
  • produce newsletters, articles, advertisements, homepage and held evening meetings in order to spread information about the possibilities (both for environment and local development) an increased use of renewable energy and more effective use of energy gives.
  • co-ordinate the energy advisory service of the municipalities in the region.

News

One small step for the Energy Agency, a giant leap for the Region


Go behind the scenes of Tipperary Energy Agency and Energikontor Norr PROSPECT workshops on facilitating new services in the Norrbotten region.

A guide on good practice to boost energy efficiency


The “Guide on good practice in energy efficiency for Central and South Eastern Europe (CESEC)” that gathers more than 60 good practices meant to support a clean energy transition in that region has been published.

A milestone year for FEDARENE’s members


The year 2017-2018 is important for many FEDARENE members who celebrate their milestone anniversary.

Sustainable Energy Investments catalysed by EU Structural Funds


The added value of European Union’s financial programmes is made tangible through local and regional initiatives. Local and regional initiatives show the cohesion policy is both a catalyst for investment and a means for beneficiaries to raise their ambitions and take ownership of the European objectives, and specifically the ones of the Energy Union.

Best Practices

Battery power as a solution for a fossil free heavy transport


Energikontor Norr has led a feasibility study on Sustainable transport looking at the possibility to implement fossil free alternatives for long and heavy transport. Read more about the results!

Energikontor Norr: Collaboration between stakeholders can boost energy efficiency in buildings


Find a new way to achieve energy efficiency in buildings by gathering different stakeholders in collaboration groups that has been tested in northern Sweden with very positive results!

Green energy investments in Norrbotten


The “Green Energy Investments” project has been supporting new business ideas within sustainability and renewable energy in the County of Norrbotten with the goal of increasing their success rate.

The online tool for energy statistics, Energiluppen


Energikontor Norr (Norrbotten, Sweden)

Publications

DATA4ACTION Data Access Guidebook for SEAPs


Energy data is crucial for identifying trends in the economic priority sectors to target energy policies and to ensure energy efficiency improvements and increased renewable energy deployment.

Handbok för att tillgängliggöra energidata för hållbara energi- och klimatplaner


Tillgänglig och noggrann energidata är avgörande för att kunna identifiera trender i ekonomiskt prioriterade sektorer med avsikt att påverka energipolitik och säkerställa förbättringar i energieffektivitet och ökad användning av förnybar energi. De här åtgärderna kan sedan byggas in i lokala och regionala riktlinjer och planer för hållbar energi, och framstegen i genomförandet kan övervakas periodiskt.

Multi-Level Governance Guidebook and 60 Best Practices!


Through COOPENERGY the project partners have sought examples of how local and regional authorities across Europe are collaborating – successfully – with each other to develop and deliver sustainable energy action plans (SEAPS) and initiatives. From over […]

Climact-Regions, Observation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions


The GHG observation system is a powerful tool and the choices of a methodology and approach for implementing it are not neutral. In fact, they contribute strongly to building a representation of the regional impact […]

Events

COOPENERGY Workshop: Regional and Local financing for sustainable energy planning


The Thematic Workshop “Regional and Local financing for sustainable energy planning” aims to address questions on financing with the help of testimonies from European regions, stakeholders, and European level experts.

DATA4ACTION Conference on the Energy Transition


The European Energy Transition Conference is the main annual meeting of local energy transition stakeholders: elected representatives in charge of energy, climate plans or planning, heads of local authority departments, businesses and civil society.

Covenant of Mayors, Data4Action & ENERGee-Watch Webinar


The Data4Action project in collaboration with the Covenant of Mayors Office will host a webinar which provides a unique opportunity to listen to, and partake, in a discussion in relation to the latest developments in Climate and Energy.

COP21 European Forum: Multi-level governance in sustainable energy planning


This event presents the results, lessons, tools available, and shining examples from the COOPENERGY project.