Stockholm Royal Seaport

Sustainability Report

Completed Updated: 13/02/2024

Smart Energy City - 150 families participated in Smart Energy City

Buildings in Stockholm Royal Seaport are built with a focus on energy-efficient solutions. Managing and having an overview of one's own energy use makes it easier for residents.

Purpose and goal

The purpose of the project was to test whether individual visualisation and control of energy use can contribute to more sustainable energy consumption.

The goal of the project was to develop smart, electrical networks to be better able to use renewable energy sources and to develop energy-smart homes.

Project presentation of Smart Energy City from 2016. The video features aerial footage showing what the area looked like at the time.(Swedish only)

Results and experiences

Through the Smart Energy City research project, 150 families were able to see and control their energy use in real time. The project developed solutions that made it possible to use electricity, water, and heat in smarter ways. For example, washing machines can be set to run when the climate impact or price is lower. Questions have included whether households having their consumption visualised as carbon dioxide emissions or as financial cost has more of an impact.

Further reading:

External website: Smart districts, Stockholm Exergi (Swedish only)