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 being developed together with eight strong partners. 


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

During 2017−2019 the FED testbed will be situated on Campus Johanneberg. FED is 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. 

Johanneberg Science Park has the coordinating role on behalf of the city. Johanneberg Science Park is jointly owned by the city and Chalmers together with industry partners.

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. Based on article 8 of ERDF, the Initiative has a total ERDF budget of EUR 372 million for 2014-2020.

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Project Coordinator

Iréne Svensson, International Relations

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Claes Sommansson, Open Arena - Energy

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Thomas Hägertz, Communications Officer

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