Pre-study: the Malmö effect

Project: Research


The electricity grid in Malmö faces double challenges in the next few years. While the city's population growth is strong, the transmission grid to the city has eached its capacity limit. In order to meet high environmental goals, fossil energy must also be phased out, coming from power reserves and import to Sweden. In the pre study of the project “The Malmö Effect”, a number of key ctors in Malmö will to explore the possibility of finding cost and resource efficient solutions to the challenges, by mapping out the city's flexibility needs and the properties’ flexibility potential regarding power. By examining possible scaling effects and new forms of cooperation based on prevailing market trends, the pre study will serve as an evaluation of the potential for implementation of “The Malmö Effect”. With a standardized process for matching the flexibility needs and flexibility potential as a concrete outcome of the work, the study will be valuable for cities all around the world.

IIIEE will in the project develop a dialogue tool to be used by actors participating in the development of sustainable cities.

The project is funded by the Swedish Energy Agency and included partners
Short titlethe Malmö effect
Effective start/end date2018/03/152018/12/15

Collaborative partners

  • Lund University (lead)
  • City of Malmö
  • E.ON Sverige AB
  • Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE)