Power from our Energy Plants is distributed to households and businesses in the form of electricity and heat.
The electricity is connected to the central electricity grid network. Previously electricity was primarily produced in large power plants, but in recent years the system has become more complex as more and more small-scale power generators evolve. The transformation of the European energy system include increasing share of renewable energy, reducing carbon emissions, giving customers a more active role and interconnect the electricity grids through new transmission lines. The system that emerges will become increasingly more interconnected, but at the same time more decentralized.
District heating is produced in one or more central plants and then distributed to the various buildings through underground pipes. Usually there is only one district heating supplier in the market, because the district is seen as a natural monopoly in most countries. As district heating is performed locally, prices is largely impacted by local conditions, and thereby vary prices greatly across different regions.
Principles of cooling is similar to district heating, but district cooling implies instead that chilled water is transported to, for example, offices and factories.