ElectriCITY is a citizenship-driven innovation platform that was formed in 2014. The organization, which operates in Hammarby Sjöstad in Stockholm, aims to create the most climate-friendly district in Sweden.
The operations of ElectriCITY are run under the overall project name Hammarby Sjöstad 2.0. Within the organization there are about 30 sustainability and environmental projects, several of which take place in collaboration with companies, research organizations and universities.
Specifically, it is about transforming the climate agreement from Paris into local energy and environmental measures through the introduction of smart and renewable energy, sustainable transport, energy efficient houses, electric buses and electric cars. Here Hammarby Sjöstad works as a test bed and demo for new sustainable solutions, copied for other districts and municipalities, both in Sweden and abroad. The ambition is to reach the Paris agreement goals already 2030.
ElectriCITY is an economic association and has about 50 members and partners from business, research institutes and the city of Stockholm. The chairman is Ann-Sofi Gaverstedt, who is responsible for trade promotion and sustainability at Teknikföretagen. Allan Larsson, former chairman and founder, acts as senior adviser.
Members: ABB, AB Volvo, Bengt Dahlgren AB, Business Sweden, DEFA, E.ON, Energiforsk, Enstar, Envac, Hertz, Hiotlabs, HSB, IMEK, InfraNode, INNENCO, IVL Svenska Miljöinstitutet, JLO Invest, KTC, KTH, Länsförsäkringar, NEVS, Nissan, Riksbyggen, RISE, Scania, Skanska, Siemens, Sjöstadsföreningen, Sweco, TAXI Stockholm, Teknikföretagen, Ubigo, Vattenfall, Veidekke, ÅF Consult
Collaborators: Atrium Ljungberg, Botrygg, Ferroamp, Företagsgruppen Hammarby Sjöstad, Global Utmaning, Intel Swedish AB, L&T i Sverige, Miljöförvaltningen, Cycleurope, SBRD, Telia Company,Tengbom, TEYI, Trafikkontoret, Xeric, Meta solutions, White
The Board of ElectriCITY consists of: Chairman: Ann-Sofi Gaverstedt (Technical Companies), Vice Chairman: Monica Axell (RISE), Martin Spjern (AB Volvo), Mari-Louise Persson (Riksbyggen), Jonas Törnblom (Envito), Östen Ekengren (IVL ) and Olga Kordas (KTH).
Alternate members are: Anders Bylund (Siemens), Philip Ajina (Infranode), Charlotte Eisner (DEFA), Bertil Stockhaus, Frederick Rosenquist (E.ON) and Krister Thulin (Scania)
Chairmen of the Steering Groups:
- Smart and renewable energy: Mari-Louise Persson, Riksbyggen
- Sustainable Transport: Charlotte Eisner, DEFA
- Recycling: Jonas Törnblom, Envito
- Urban Living Labs: Olga Kordas, KTH
- Digital solutions: Björn Ragnarsson, Länsförsäkringar
CEO: Jörgen Lööf, ElectriCITY Stockholm
CTO: Rickard Dahlstrand, ElectriCITY Stockholm