Climate targets Fortum aims to reduce the climate impact of its district heating by an interim target of 40% by 2020, through switching to renewable energy, waste to energy production efficiency measures and, as a last resort, carbon offsetting. By 2030 at the latest production will be 100% based on renewable or recovered energy. The aim is to achieve this target significantly earlier than 2030.
How will the targets be achieved? Annual emissions from heating in Stockholm are 960,000 tonnes lower than in 1990 due to connection to district heating. Moreover, during the same period an additional 10 million square metres have been built and connected to district heating. Construction of one of the world’s largest combined heat and power plants for biofuel is in progress at Värtan, with operation scheduled to begin in autumn 2015. In 2014 the new biofuel unloading and storage system is being started, replacing some use of coal at Värtan. Also in 2014 Fortum Värme is launching its Open District Heating concept, which aims to increase energy recovery
from various suppliers. With district cooling, electricity consumption can be reduced while at the same time increasing energy recycling. In addition, the company offsets emissions from district heating production that is dependent on the fossil fuels coal and oil.
Contact Ulf Wikström, Environmental Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
The possibilities for district heating are huge. We aim for a fossil free and climate neutral production. District heating is the most resource-saving and efficient way to make use of energy which will otherwise be wasted, it contributes to the development of sustainable cities, and makes it easier to reach the climate goals set out by the European Union.
CEO, Fortum Värme