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ELFACK returns full scale in 2023 – and in a new format in 2022!

25 August / 2021

The pandemic meant that this year’s ELFACK had to be postponed. After close dialogue with the industry, the management team has decided to hold the next full-scale physical fair in 2023. - Meanwhile, we invite you to an innovative mid-year gathering in 2022, reveals Anna Jarnö, business manager for ELFACK. This means that ELFACK will not take place as planned in 2022. Instead, the Swedish Exhi...

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Lead times halved for new electricity networks

06 July / 2021

Long lead times for new electricity networks can slow down Sweden’s electrification. - Our focus is to work together to achieve an ambitious target of halving lead times for new electricity networks by 2025, says Truls Borgström, coordinator of the government’s electrification strategy. The framework for the conversion and expansion of the electricity system was the focus of Truls Borgström’s...

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Karin Bodén: “We’re putting together the important pieces of the puzzle at SWITCH”

06 July / 2021

Lots of people talked about collaboration at this year’s SWITCH. - But it takes more, a plan and a common vision to cope with the change. SWITCH raised hopes for collaboration – next year I hope we will see that it really happens, says Karin Bodén of Jämtkraft, who was the moderator at SWITCH 2021. Responsible for public affairs at Jämtkraft, Karin Bodén works on issues related to the transiti...

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Sweden and Testlab at the forefront of efficient lighting

13 April / 2021

With the focus on climate goals, efforts are being made worldwide to increase energy efficiency. A clear example is lighting, which accounted for 15-19% of global electricity use in 2005, with consumption expected to double if nothing was done. Thanks to rapid technological development of LEDs in combination with the introduction of instruments around the world that set minimum requirements fo...

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The Electrification Commission provides an insight into how the transition should go

13 April / 2021

How will Sweden succeed in reducing the transport sector’s emissions by 70 percent by 2030? The ball is in the Electrification Commission’s court, and it is getting to work. - We are getting lots of input and we’re feeling a great commitment, says Jenny Larsson, a member of the Commission, who will tell more at SWITCH. In October of last year, the government appointed the Electrification Com...

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Svenska Kraftnät sees data as a driving force in energy conversion

09 February / 2021

Anna Jäderström is the unit manager for the balancing market at Svenska Kraftnät. On 4 May 2021, she will take part in the Power Circle Summit in the section Connecting Data. We talked to her about the digitalisation of the power system, and asked for her views on trends, opportunities and challenges for the energy industry as a whole. This year's theme for the Power Circle Summit is “Connectin...

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Electrification and digitalisation – solutions for the circular society at SWITCH

09 February / 2021

Welcome to the “arena of the future” for the entire electricity and energy sectors! SWITCH is a forward-looking meeting place focused on the changes and adjustments driven by technology shifts and digital services. It’s an arena where new and established companies can meet to discuss the needs of a future sustainable society. – The transformation to sustainable energy, which is taking place whi...

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“The 20s will change the world”

09 February / 2021

The whole world is facing a major energy transition. Although development is progressing faster than ever, at the same time requirements are greater than ever and the need for renewable energy sources seems endless. This is a problem that, to say the least, affects all countries and opens up major issues regarding cross-border cooperation. One country that has succeeded in achieving impressive...

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The big energy transition: what’s going on?

08 December / 2020

The energy sector is at a turning point. Or is it? Talk about various industries that are in the middle of a change or turning point has become virtually banal. Many would also argue that such a statement from the energy industry in particular should be taken with an extra pinch of salt. It has hardly changed in 100 years, compared to many other industries whose rate of change is significantly hig...

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Article: Voltimum Oct 2020

05 November / 2020

Hello Anna at ELFACK! How’s it looking for ELFACK this spring? The team is working full time and the planning is going according to plan, so it looks good! We are approaching 250 exhibitors and the programme is starting to take shape. In other words, we are really turbo-charged and look forward to opening the doors on 4 May 2021! Will the event go ahead? Yes, absolutely, that is our hope a...

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Stupid cartons have no place in Nokalux’s climate-smart lighting projects

29 October / 2020

Fast installations, intelligent luminaires, highly efficient control. - That is what we are investing in. But at the same time we want to make it as easy as possible for the installer, says Magnus Jonsson, CEO of Nokalux. The company is planning a major investment in Elfack 2021, when Nokalux celebrates its 50th anniversary. Something no one should miss ... Innovation and tradition live s...

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How ICA’s new e-commerce warehouse sets the standard in smart, automated infrastructure

29 October / 2020

Building and developing properties and energy systems to make them smarter clearly has its advantages, but it still falls within the broader framework of innovation. In a joint project, Harju Elekter, Siemens and Assemblin have electrified ICA’s new e-commerce warehouse and thus created the conditions for a smart infrastructure and total control of energy consumption. - Together with Assemblin...

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Programme with a focus on skills development and technical innovations

12 October / 2020

ELFACK is fast approaching and we took the opportunity to take the pulse of Anna Jarnö, Business Manager at the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre Gothia Towers.   With only seven months left until ELFACK opens, what news can we expect? - There are several new elements to look forward to! In planning the event, our team’s aim is to highlight as much as possible of everything exci...

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Connect securely to reduce illegal electrical installations in Swedish homes

07 October / 2020

There are illegal electrical installations in 3 out of every 10 households in Sweden. Not only are they illegal, they also involve a high risk of accidents in your home. Koppla Säkert (“Connect Safely”) is a service, launched by the Swedish Electrical Safety Agency, which provides information to private individuals who want to fix electrical installations at home themselves. The Swedish Electri...

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A safety breakthrough in the mining industry

31 August / 2020

 “What can we do to increase safety in unsafe work environments and how can we eliminate physical presence during hazardous operations?” – these were the initial questions for ABB’s feasibility study on safety in, among others, the mining industry. A feasibility study that was launched seven years later and resulted in an award-winning collaboration. Sturdy men with helmets and carbon-black fac...

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Tamarinden – Sweden’s smartest district

30 June / 2020

Sweden’s smartest district is being built in Örebro. Tamarinden will be almost self-sufficient in energy, with no equivalent residential district in Sweden or indeed the rest of the world. Örebro District Council, Örebro Municipal Housing and E.ON are working together to create the conditions for Tamarinden to  reduce, produce, store and share energy. - When we got the assignment, we brought to...

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Something’s starting to happen: investments in lighting contribute to a better society

27 February / 2020

Switching to intelligent lighting is about saving energy and money, but is also helping in several other ways. “Around the country, more and more people now realise that there are big gains to be made in increased security, a better work environment, better study results, etc. We are reaching a breakthrough,” says Mikael Castanius, CEO of  Belysningsbranschen, the organisation that represents S...

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“Conversion attracts companies to Sweden”

27 February / 2020

“The electrification of society shows that we are at the forefront. It can attract companies here, increase growth and create new jobs.” So says Pernilla Winnhed, CEO of Swedenergy – Energiföretagen Sverige. At the Power Circle Summit, she will set out her view of the opportunities and challenges. The afternoon begins with a couple of searching questions from Pernilla: How can you build the fut...

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