22 February / 2024

Electrically safe – new school material from The National Electrical Safety Board

You can read about new learning content to promote electrical safety, aimed at middle schools, on The National Electrical Safety Board’s website. The material deals with how electricity is created, electricity indoors and outdoors, and shopping safely.  - At The National Electrical Safety Board w...
22 February / 2024

How smart are smart grids – if households are not involved?

Industries and governments are making policy decisions on smart grids to meet rapidly growing energy demand. But there is a hidden problem: no one has spoken to end users. - If you don’t take into account the differences between households, you won’t get the desired effect. There is a disconnect he...
11 December / 2023

High pace as the power grid is being updated: ‘We’re hiring 90 – every month!

The upgrade of the electricity network has entered a new, intensive phase. The need for expertise is acute. - We are employing 1,000 new people this year and need to recruit another 1,000 in the coming year, says Claes Wedén, marketing manager at Hitachi Energy, who urges more people to join the in...
11 December / 2023

Update steps up and joins Elfack 2025

Update by Elfack focuses on the industry’s fastest growing technology areas. Developments in these areas have a major impact on the entire electricity industry and therefore Update by Elfack is now moving from being a separate event in 2024 to become a pre-conference during Elfack 2025. The purpose ...
20 October / 2023

Wago: Energy efficiency is the most important trend in all categories

What trends are dominating the electricity industry right now? If you ask Niklas Persson, Sales Manager at Wago, the answer is simple: energy efficiency. - Everyone wants to know what technology is available in this area, because with today’s prices, no one is interested in burning the midnight oil...
20 October / 2023

Rittal: New solutions in old enclosures help customers with electrification

Over the past year, Rittal has launched the Energy & Power Solutions business unit, which made the theme of Elfack 2023 a perfect fit. - An enclosure is an enclosure, but it’s the unique solutions that we can put into them that help our customers deal with the challenges of electrification, say...
5 October / 2023

Elpress: Successful electrification requires attention to detail

Electrification is driving new strategies, visions and ideas in industry after industry. But if the vision is to be realised, the infrastructure needs to work down to the smallest component. - Our products can be seen as niche, but without them electrification will not be possible, says Håkan Pette...
22 September / 2023

Schneider on the skills shortage: The energy industry must become attractive to more segments within the labour market

“A diversified electricity industry” is the name of the major initiative launched by several industry players on the second day of Elfack. - The industry as a whole is crying out for increased gender equality to drive greater diversification and innovation, so we want to work together to make the i...
22 September / 2023

SG Armaturen: New EU requirements boost sales

In September, the last exemption for the sale and production of fluorescent and compact fluorescent lamps in the EU will disappear. This is forcing end users to realise that it is time to change their luminaires. - We get asked a lot of questions, so at Elfack we’re taking the opportunity to showca...
20 June / 2023

Siemens: We need to connect the physical world to the digital world

More than 70 per cent of the world’s electricity flows through the grid with the help of products from Siemens, and at Elfack they showcased everything from digital twins to SF6-free switchgear. - It is only when we succeed in connecting the real world with the digital world that we can really un...
20 June / 2023

SolarEdge: Solar energy is a natural part of Elfack

The energy technology company SolarEdge exhibited at Elfack for the first time. - At first we thought we would only exhibit at solar fairs, but considering both our development and that of the industry, the answer was that we would obviously be here, to learn from each other, says Daniel Sjödin, wh...
17 May / 2023

Securing the energy transition with the right skills supply now – an urgent matter

– This government is doing precisely what’s needed to worsen the skills supply in our industry! This is the opinion of the Swedish Electricians’ Association, which organised a panel discussion at Elfack on the risks to the Swedish energy supply. And their criticism was not merciful. Faster deployme...
16 May / 2023

Elfack’s success paves the way for a new event in a year’s time

More than 22,000 visitors and a packed programme – Elfack’s comeback after the pandemic was an undoubted success. But it was also a reminder of the speed of technological development. “Update by Elfack 2024” is therefore now being launched to make it possible to meet at shorter intervals. Because...
4 May / 2023

An urgent appeal from the electricity and energy sector: Secure the energy transition with the right skills supply now

Debate article, skills supply / 4 May 2023 Sweden is undergoing an energy transition as transformative as when the car replaced the horse and carriage. Efforts are being made to create the world’s first fossil-free society, without losing our leading position as an industrial and exporting nation...
26 April / 2023

The Challenge: 20 million luminaires to be replaced within 5 years

Energy efficiency is placing high demands on the electricity industry in the EU. In Sweden alone, up to 20 million luminaires are expected to be replaced with more efficient LED alternatives within the next five years. Håkan Pettersson, Technical Lighting Sales Manager at Rexel, notes that: “This is...
26 April / 2023

The electrical podcast at Elfack: “We want to make our listeners more inspired”

It’s the first and largest podcast by electricians, for electricians. And now it’s making its premiere at Elfack. – We’re super excited, says Billy Fransson, who, together with his cousin Peter Fransson, produces the successful Elektrikerpodden podcast, which will also be broadcast live on YouTube ...
26 April / 2023

Biggest stand ever – why Hager is investing heavily in Elfack

–The future is electric. We want to show what we can contribute, not least when it comes to microgrids and residential energy storage. So says Leif Hallén, CEO of Hager in Sweden, which is expanding its operations and making its biggest investment ever at Elfack. Hager, a leading supplier of syst...
12 April / 2023

The industry’s key meeting place is back

After four long years, Elfack is back. And what a comeback it is! The electricity and energy industry is hotter than ever, exhibitors are investing at scale, and the conference programme is looking at crucial future issues. – It feels like a lot is at stake and that Elfack has the opportunity to bri...
12 April / 2023

How to tackle the skills shortage in the electricity sector

Despite relatively high unemployment, the national skills shortage persists. Many employers are struggling to find the right skills. The electricity industry is one of many affected and is actively working to reverse the trend. We caught up with Åsa Gabrielsson, Operations Manager at ECY, the centra...
12 April / 2023

Swedish Energy Agency leads society’s transition to a sustainable energy system

The Swedish Energy Agency is attending Elfack to share knowledge and meet people in the sector who play an important role in the transition to a sustainable energy system. The Agency has three focus areas at the fair: showing how interconnected and connected products in systems with smart control...
12 April / 2023

The Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre – a sustainable venue

In a world full of challenges, we need to meet. For ideas, business and cultures to flourish, paths need to cross. Without meetings there is no development. For more than one hundred years of its existence, the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre Foundation has created value down the generation...
3 April / 2023

Expertise and optimisation for a successful energy transition

Society is becoming increasingly electrified and digitalised, and in connection with this change we are facing a major energy transition. There is an ongoing development of new methods for optimising energy use, with the Swedish Energy Agency being one of many important actors. Its mission is to lea...
3 April / 2023

A revolution in the energy sector

Using fossil fuels to produce electricity in the 20th century made the electricity more expensive than the fuel. This is now changing thanks to fossil-free electricity production, which means electricity will be cheaper than oil, and we will also be able to produce fuel from electricity. “This can g...
10 March / 2023

Electric cars could provide energy storage

The new collaborative project Public EV Power Pilots, or PEPP for short, is investigating the possibility of using electric cars to provide energy storage. Specifically, the project will look at whether it is possible to borrow energy from parked vehicles with excess capacity that is not being used....
10 March / 2023

SEK Svensk Elstandard: The biggest risk in electric car charging

In Sweden, the number of clean electric vehicles is increasing rapidly, while we are struggling to find enough power. According to Ingvar Eriksson, technical expert at SEK Svensk Elstandard, we need to take control of our charging stations and understand the importance of charging safely. - By f...
7 February / 2023

Solar energy – one piece of the puzzle for the electrification of society

  There can be few people who still haven’t noticed that large parts of society are in the process of electrification. Industry, transport and other sectors are adapting to meet sustainability goals. But electrification also has its challenges. As electricity consumption increases, our electricity g...
7 February / 2023

“We must take joint responsibility for sustainability”

Lighting plays a major role in society from an ecological, social and economic sustainability perspective. Caroline Zima is a lighting designer at Sweco Architects and Sweden’s ambassador for Women in Lighting. “It is important to include thoughts and knowledge about lighting early on in a project, ...
4 January / 2023

Granitor invests in skills supply through Startskottet

The need to find the right personnel is one of the most important issues facing the electricity and energy industry. It is estimated that there will be a shortage of almost 30,000 electricians in Sweden in the coming years, while the electrification of society is creating new challenges for society ...