Hyllie - Sweden

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In Malmö, the environment is a key issue and sustainable development is a driving force that unites many of the players that operate in the city. The City of Malmö has ambitious environmental goals: by 2020, the city’s organization is to be climate neutral, and by 2030, all of Malmö will be 100-percent sustained by renewable energy. Hyllie – Malmö’s largest development area – will lead the way toward the most sustainable city. To shoulder this responsibility, in February of 2011, the City of Malmö, VA SYD and E.ON signed a climate contract for Hyllie. Under this contract, we jointly undertake to lay the foundation for Hyllie to become the Öresund region’s most climate-smart city district and a global benchmark for sustainable urban development. When fully built, the area will comprise about 9,000 homes and almost an equal number of workplaces. Hyllie is the hub for public transportation in southern Malmö. From Hyllie Station, it takes 6 minutes by train to Malmö Central and 30 minutes to Copenhagen. Residences, offices, hotels, public swimming pools, parks, schools and playgrounds are being built in the area. An arena, a trade-fair center and a shopping center are already in place. Hyllie is defined as the development area whose geographical borders are specified in the Climate Contract for Hyllie.

Project description

In 2011 city of Malmö signed a climate contract with E.ON and VASyd in which they agreed on the following vision: “Hyllie will be developed into the most climate-smart district in the Öresund region and become a global role model for sustainable city development.” Solutions for energy supply (district heating, cooling and electricity), transport (electricity and biogas) and infrastructure (distribution), as well as consumption (automation and control systems, behavior and lifestyle solutions) are the four focus areas of the Hyllie project and in these areas the working processes have been defined. The targets were defined into specific goals.
  • 100% renewable or recovered energy supply by 2020
  • Sufficient portion of energy requirements is supplied through local renewable energy
  • Integrated system of electricity, gas, heating and cooling
  • Energy efficient buildings connected to a smart grid
  • Sustainable public transport (gas, electric)
  • A climate-smart life style should be facilitated
  • Hyllie as an area of demonstrating world-leading climate-smart solutions

E.ON is coordinating a holistic approach that integrates renewable generation, district heating, demand side response and other smart grid technologies with the input of local players. The project will pioneer the use of new technological solutions, and E.ON have received national and European funding to demonstrate cutting-edge smart energy technology.

Hyllie has unique possibilities to continue being a national test bed for smart grids and smart cities. Based on the smart technology that is already developed in Hyllie, along with the digitalization of society happening around us, there are new opportunities for the project to address society's overall resource efficiency and get more participants to join the development of innovations for both jobs and climate. Coming innovation agenda for Smart Grids in Hyllie (Phase II) starting in 2017 we are extending the scope to address climate change, urbanization, digitalization and conversion of the energy system, but keeping Swedish and EU energy targets for 2020 as continued basis. The vision is to realize common, specific and useful services and features for participants in the sustainable cities of the future, that meet existing needs or create new opportunities for more efficient consumption, production and distribution of energy as well as creating good conditions for scalability.

By as early as 2020, Hyllie will be 100-percent sustained by renewable or reused energy. The focus is on an energy supply model that is based on Hyllie’s potential to create a resource-efficient ecocycle and energy-efficient solutions throughout. The renewable energy is to derive from wind power, solar power and biofuels. A significant share of the energy production is to be locally produced in the form of such solutions as solar cells on the properties. New Hyllie-destined wind-power production is planned for the region and E.ON has commissioned the Flintrännan biofuel-based district-heating plant in Malmö.

The Smart grids project highlights issues related to the role that consumers, properties and infrastructure will play in the future energy system. Hyllie’s energy solutions do not focus exclusively on renewable energy, but also on enabling consumers to become actively involved in their energy consumption. Under the project, an integrated infrastructure system has been deployed, optimizing the interaction between central and local production using smart grids. This includes enabling the buildings in Hyllie to utilize the overall potential of the smart system, whereby locally produced renewable energy, including solar or wind energy, will account for a major share of energy demand. The Smart grids for a sustainable energy system in Hyllie has the support of the Swedish Energy Agency and is being implemented by the City of Malmö and E.ON in cooperation with building developers and other players. Parts of the project were also included as the only Swedish demonstration project to participate in the EU Future Internet Smart Utility Services (FINESCE) project, which is developing smart energy applications.

Furthermore an pilot in apartment block has been fitted with solar thermal collectors and all apartments have been equipped with smart home systems that regulate and control power output and energy consumption. A screen in the hallway allows tenants to monitor their energy consumption in SEK. The property as a whole is also able to optimize its energy flows in relation to price and production. The pilot project will make it possible to measure thermal inertia in the property, to cap output peaks and to test new pricing models.



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