Climate Change and Energy in Malmö
Malmö aims to be a world-leading climate city, and we’re on the way already. Our broad-based efforts cover everything from traffic to consumption. But we also have to adapt our society to climate changes like extreme precipitation and drought.
Lillgrund Wind Park is located approximately 10 kilometers off the south coast of Malmö, in the Öresund (the strait between Sweden and Denmark). Lillgrund is one of Sweden´s largest investment in off-shore wind. The park produces 0.33 TWh of electricity per year, equivalent to the household electricity consumption of 60,000 homes.
Adapting to climate change
Reducing vulnerability to climate change is paramount for cities. Measures to adapt to climate change in Malmö have included local initiatives, incorporating innovative green and blue structures in areas of the city. In addition to their hydrological function these measures have also enhanced the recreational value at their respective sites.
Solar cells in Sege Park
Sege Park in Malmö features one of the largest photovoltaic plants in Sweden, consisting of 1250 square meters of solar cells with a peak power of 166 kW. It is also planned that this former hospital area will become a new sustainable city district.
The City of Malmö is investing in electric vehicles and operates a number of projects to promote electric vehicles in Malmö and Southern Sweden. It is already possible to charge your electric vehicle in many locations in Malmö and more charging stations are planned. In the Western Harbour a solar car park has been built where you can charge your electric car with solar energy. It is used by carpool Sunfleet that offer electric cars to its customers. City of Malmö also purchases electric vehicles to its own vehicle fleet – not only cars, but also maintenance vehicles and electric bikes as well!