FED − Fossil-free Energy Districts

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The Fossil-free Energy Districts project, FED, is an innovative effort by the City of Gothenburg to decrease the use of energy and the dependence on fossil fuel in a built environment. A unique local marketplace for electricity, district heating and cooling is developed together with nine strong partners. 


The City of Gothenburg, Johanneberg Sciene Park, Göteborg Energi, Business Region Göteborg, Ericsson, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Akademiska Hus, Chalmersfastigheter and Chalmers University of Technology contricuted with their expertise and knowledge to make FED attractive for other European cities as well.

The FED project was ongoing during 2017−2019. FED was co-financed by the European Regional and Development Fund through the Urban Innovative Actions Initiative, an initiative of the European Commission for cities to test new solutions for urban challenges. The total project budget is 5,8 M euro. 

Urban Innovative Actions (UIA) is an Initiative of the European Union that provides urban areas throughout Europe with resources to test new and unproven solutions to address urban challenges. 

The FED system and testbed will continue to be active in some form.
Are you curious about our challenges and lessons learned? Welcome to contact us!

Project Coordinator

Claes Sommansson, Head of Projects

+46 765 54 45 33 claes.sommansson@johannebergsciencepark.com LinkedIn

Project Leader

Stina Rydberg, Project Manager

+46 709 54 14 89 stina.rydberg@johannebergsciencepark.com LinkedIn


Eva Hellberg, Communications Manager

+46 709 58 21 10 eva.hellberg@johannebergsciencepark.com LinkedIn