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: AB Volvo, ABB, Bengt Dahlgren AB, Business Sweden, DEFA, Ecoclime, E.ON, Energiforsk, Enstar, Envac, Hertz, Hiotlabs, HSB, IMEK, InfraNode, INNENCO, IVL Svenska Miljöinstitutet, JLO Invest, KTC, KTH, Länsförsäkringar, NEVS, Nissan, ParkInn,, Renault, Riksbyggen, RISE, Scania, Skanska, Siemens, Stockholm Exergi , Sjöstadsföreningen, Sweco, TAXI Stockholm, Teknikföretagen, Urban Design, Ubigo, Vattenfall, Veidekke, ÅF consult
Collaborators: Atrium Ljungberg, Botrygg, Cycleurope, Ferroamp, Global Utmaning, Intel Swedish AB, L&T i Sverige, Miljöförvaltningen, Redfield, Invest Stockholm, Telia Company, Tengbom, TEYI, Trafikkontoret, Xeric, Meta solutions, White
The Board of ElectriCITY consists of:
Chairman: Ann-Sofi Gaverstedt (Teknikföretagen)
Vice Chairman: Monica Axell (RISE)
Charlotte Eisner, DEFA
Jan Boström, Sjöstadsföreningen
Olga Kordas, KTH/Viable Cities
Marie-Louise Persson, Riksbyggen
Östen Ekengren, IVL/Smart City Sweden
Jonas Törnblom, Envito
Alternate members are: Fredrik Rosenqvist, EON
Johan Teselius, Infranode
Chairman of the Steering Group:
- Sustainable transport: Charlotte Eisner, DEFA
- Energy: Björn Laumert KTH
- Circular economy/sharing economy: Jonas Törnblom, Envito
- Digital urban development: Björn Ragnarsson
CEO: Jörgen Lööf, ElectriCITY Stockholm
CTO: Rickard Dahlstrand, ElectriCITY Stockholm