May 3rd, 2019

Högbo 2.0 conference promotes cooperation for sustainable development in Gävleborg

The Högbo 2.0 conference, held in Högbo near Sandviken on May 2-3, brought together various regional public and private stakeholders to discuss how Gävleborg can become a leader in sustainable development.

The conference was organized by Svea Vind Offshore, which is developing ten offshore wind power sites around Sweden – including off the coast of Gävleborg. The event was also supported by Sandviken Pure Power, which is a platform for driving society towards renewable energy, fossil free transportation, energy efficient solutions and a more sustainable business environment.

More Swedish wind power needed

Greater wind power capacity in Sweden is essential to generate the additional 100TWh required in the coming years, due to increased demand and reduced supply from nuclear power. Wind energy offers a clean and affordable source of energy that can help meet Sweden’s climate objectives.

Wind power in Gävleborg

The Baltic Sea offers many optimal locations for wind power generation. The Baltic is a less corrosive and challenging sea for offshore with shorter distances to land compared with the North Sea for example. This makes offshore wind in the Baltic Sea very cost effective in terms of cost per kWh.

Read more about wind energy in Gävleborg.

Read more about Svea Vind Offshore (external website).

Inspirational conference

The conference included a number of inspirational talks from companies such as Svea Vind Offshore, the Riversimple hydrogen car company, Vivas Kumar from Stanford University (and formally Tesla) and Markku Rummukainen from the IPCC UN Climate Panel. Topics covered sustainable mobility, food and finance with roundtable discussions.