Stockholm | Sweden
Hammarby Sjöstad 2.0 is a demo site and test bed for innovation in energy, transport, circular economy, digitalization, and urban farming copyable for other districts and municipalities, both in Sweden and abroad. The ambition is for Hammarby Sjöstad to be a leader in climate change with the goal to be climate neutral by 2030. The project site is located in the City of Stockholm and spans an area of 200 ha.
Projects in the energy sector form the heart of Hammarby Sjöstad 2.0. This includes for instance “Ecodrives”, an energy survey in which energy managers and the boards of housing associations have participated to learn how their properties work, and above all, how they can save energy through efficiency. Ultimately, this has led to savings in energy costs of up to 20 % for many properties. In Hammarby Sjöstad, regular energy meetings have taken place in which experiences have been exchanged and neighbours have been inspired by each other’s investments. Joint procurements of e.g. solar cells, new control systems or geothermal heat pumps have led to more housing associations investing and reductions of energy costs by more than 50 %. Another pilot project investigates the storage and sharing of energy in microgrids.
Hammarby Sjöstad 2.0 is operated by the citizenship-driven innovation platform ElectriCITY. In close collaboration with companies, researchers and the City of Stockholm, it is ElectriCITY’s declared goal to reduce the climate footprint and create a systems perspective for how energy, transport, circular economy and digitalisation are increasingly integrated, how systems become smarter and more cost-effective when they support each other as well es establish a business model for climate neutrality.