Current use

Current use of energy in the RES-Chains partner regions

  • Germany: Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (read)

The geographical and demographic conditions in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, wind energy is the most established RES in MV, followed by solar and bioenergy. The fourth RES relevant for MV is geothermal energy. No other forms have been established on a significant level so far.

  • Poland: Pomeranian Voivodeship (read)

Pomerania is one of the main producer of electricity from RES in Poland (mainly wind turbines and little hydro-electric power stations).

  • Sweden: Skåne (read)

The transport sector is still dependant on fossil fuels, but in areas such as private households and industry there is a trend towards reducing fossil fuel usage. Sweden’s largest biogas production centre is in Skåne. The region has much installed wind power compared to other regions in Sweden. 30 out of 33 municipalities use district heating. 29 of those use bio fuel in the system. Sweden does not have a big expansion of solar power plants, though the potential is large.

  • Sweden: Blekinge (read)

The supply of biofuel has increased significantly if compared to the supply 1990. Biogas has for sure a potential in Blekinge but we are still in the initial phase of the development. Many of the hydro power plants are old and there are many closed down mills and power stations that could be renovated and reopened. With the location along the Baltic coast the wind conditions very good and suitable for wind energy development.

  • Denmark: Guldborgsund (read)

Wind power and biomass has been the main resources, utilized in the municipality. Biomass has been and are used in many different technologies: Straw-and wood-fired heating systems, both individual and collective heat supply, combined heat and power on straw, biogas plants and in waste incineration.

 2014 the region had 19 % of the installed Lithuanian renewable energy sources. Klaipeda is leader on RES innovations and practical development. Due to fast development of wind energy in Klaipeda region in the last 5 years the capacity of transmission grid has reached its bottleneck.  The Western part of Lithuania is leader in biomass, biogas and other (geothermal, communal waste) installations. Due to plane surface there are less possibilities for hydro power. Solar energy installations are not significant in Lithuania.

  • State of the Art joint report (read)