New company

“VATTENFALL IS A NEW COMPANY NOW”

CFO Stefan Dohler outlines top considerations for Vattenfall in 2017.

Wind power

SUBSIDY-FREE WIND POWER IN SIGHT BY THE END OF THE DECADE

Vattenfall’s head of Wind Gunnar Groebler on the future of wind power.

Corporate Social Responsibility

VATTENFALL’S SUSTAINABILITY PERFORMANCE AWARDED

Vattenfall has achieved a Gold level recognition medal for its sustainability performance by EcoVadis, an independent rating agency.

Energy storage

GREEN BATTERIES CAN REPLACE DIESEL GENERATORS

Batteries charged with wind and solar power that contribute to grid stability and eliminate the need for diesel generators are now on the market in the Netherlands. 

Plastic

HUNTING DOWN PLASTIC WASTE

What effect does plastic have on the environment, what is causing it and how can we go plastic-free?

Data centres in the north

CHINESE HIGH-TECH DATA CENTRE OPTS FOR VATTENFALL

An energy-intensive blockchain developer is building its first data centre outside China in northern Sweden and has chosen renewable electricity from Vattenfall.

Financials

2016, A GOOD YEAR IN MANY RESPECTS

Despite substantial impairments, last year brought a number of positive aspects for Vattenfall.

Investment

VATTENFALL INVESTS 325 MILLION EURO IN NEW POWER PLANT IN BERLIN

Vattenfall has decided to build a new gas-fired combined cycle heat and power plant in the Berlin district of Marzahn-Hellersdorf. The value of the investment is 325 million Euro.

E-mobility

VATTENFALL SWITCHES ITS ENTIRE VEHICLE FLEET TO ELECTRIC

Over 3.500 passenger vehicles and light commercial vehicles in Sweden, the Netherlands and Germany will be replaced by electric alternatives over a period of five years.

Wind power

DOUBLE CAPACITY WITH THANET EXPANSION

Vattenfall is investigating the possibility of building a major extension to Thanet Offshore Wind Farm off the Kent coast in south-east England.

Electrical roads

MERKEL DISCUSSES ELECTRICAL ROADS WITH SWEDEN

Electrical roads for trucks may be developed jointly by Sweden and Germany. Vattenfall is involved in the development of one of the technologies  with a globally-unique project.

Vattenfall welcomes newcomers

“THE TIME AT VATTENFALL HAS GIVEN ME SO MUCH”

A lawyer from Syria and a business economist from Nigeria are two foreign graduates who are working as interns for a three-month period at Vattenfall – thanks to the 'Hundred Club' project.

Lantmännen

LANTMÄNNEN IN MAJOR DEAL: VATTENFALL TRANSITION TO RENEWABLES KEY

The agricultural cooperative and food product giant Lantmännen has chosen Vattenfall as its supplier of renewable electricity for all its facilities in the Nordic region.

History

THE WORLD-FAMOUS PHOTOGRAPHER AND VATTENFALL

Prior to Lennart Nilsson making his breakthrough as a world renowned photographer, he took these photographs of Vattenfall's operations.

Electricity without carbon

REDUCING INDUSTRIAL EMISSIONS

Greater use of carbon-free electricity in production processes can slash the carbon dioxide emiss

Offshore wind power

ALL SANDBANK TURBINES UP THREE MONTHS AHEAD OF SCHEDULE

The final turbine of German offshore wind farm Sandbank has been installed.

Wind power

DANTYSK: LIFE AT SEA IN PICTURES

The offshore team living in the middle of the North Sea on the unique DanTysk hotel platform share their life in pictures. 

Vattenfall office

RAPID RESPONSE SAVED CUSTOMER SERVICES WHEN THEIR WORKPLACE BURNED DOWN

Vattenfall’s Customer Service office in Umeå, northern Sweden, was completely destroyed by a major fire on 2 January. Within an hour, however, the unit had secured its most crucial public service, namely the reception of fault notifications.

Wind farm

SIGNED, SEALED AND ABOUT TO BE DELIVERED

Vattenfall and Danish minister signed the concession agreements for Kriegers Flak, Vesterhav Nord and Vesterhav Syd .

Nuclear fuel

FRENCH, US AND RUSSIAN NUCLEAR FUEL SECURES SUPPLIES

Vattenfall signs an agreement with a third nuclear fuel supplier to secure supplies and quality.

Electric hybrid bus

SCANDINAVIA´S FIRST ELECTRIC BUS WITH WIRELESS FAST CHARGING

Today sees the launch of Scandinavia's first electric bus service with wireless terminus charging. The electric hybrid bus will be used in regular service in Södertälje, south of Stockholm, and will be fast charged discreetly using Vattenfall's charging station.

Wind power

VATTENFALL ENTERS THE DANISH CONSUMER MARKET

Vattenfall has bought the energy company Vindstød.dk, which offers 100% wind power to Danish consumers. 

Solar farm

CROWDFUNDING TO RAISE INTEREST FOR SOLAR FARM

Nuon’s combined wind and solar farm in Wieringermeer, the Netherlands, is inviting Dutch households to buy a share in the solar project.

Wind farm

OFFSHORE WIND FARM DISMANTLED IN THE NETHERLANDS

Nuon has dismantled four offshore wind turbines with a total capacity of 2 MW at the Lely wind farm in Ijsselmeer, some 600 metres off the port of Medemblik.

Wind power

THE FUTURE OF WIND POWER

What is in store for the future of wind power, what kind of products are being looked at and what is technically possible?

NUCLEAR POWER WELL PREPARED FOR WINTER

Batteries

USED E-CAR BATTERIES GET SECOND LIFE IN HAMBURG

Vattenfall, BMW and Bosch build electricity storage with used electric car batteries.

Vesterhav Syd and Vesterhav Nord

GREEN LIGHT FOR DANISH NEAR SHORE WIND FARMS

Danish politicians have approved the construction of the two near shore wind farms off the west coast of Jutland, Vesterhav Syd and Vesterhav Nord. Vattenfall is all set to start the next phase of the project.

Batteries

USED E-CAR BATTERIES GET SECOND LIFE IN HAMBURG

Vattenfall, BMW and Bosch build electricity storage with used electric car batteries.

E-mobility

RANGE ENSURED WITH VATTENFALL'S NEW CHARGING NETWORK

Drivers of electric cars will not have to suffer range anxiety when Vattenfall launches the ”inCharge” charging network, a joint network with thousands of charging stations in Sweden, Germany and the Netherlands.

How Vattenfall turned idle land to a city oasis

URBAN GARDENERS ARE GREENING BERLIN

Vattenfall is creating communal gardens on unused company land for the community to use. 

Diversity

WORLDWIDE EXPERTS SET WIND POWER SPINNING

Vattenfall’s office in Kolding, Denmark, is a truly multicultural and diverse workplace – 16 out of 90 employees come from other parts of the world. 

Pride at work

COMING OUT AT WORK AT VATTENFALL

It’s 2016 and many employees are still in the closet at work. So, how open are we at Vattenfall?

Wind farm

NUON TO GIVE NEW LIFE TO OLD WIND FARM

Nuon is planning to build and repower a wind farm in Flevoland, the Netherlands. 65 new turbines will replace 74 old ones and more than double the capacity. 

Goldmine in the north

DATA CENTERS - THE NEXT HUGE GROWTH INDUSTRY

Facebook, Twitter and Pokemon Go are driving the need for more data centres. This signals a new golden era for northern Sweden.

Data centres in northern Sweden

ATTRACTING POWER-INTENSIVE INDUSTRIES TO SWEDEN

Vattenfall and Skellefteå Kraft are combining their efforts to attract more power-intensive industries to establish themselves in northern Sweden.

Greenpeace

GREENPEACE: FRIENDS OR FOES?

Greenpeace is known to be a thorn in Vattenfall’s side, but behind the scenes, the relation-ship is less hostile.

Pen y Cymoedd

UP AGAINST THE WINDS

The forces unleashed by the Welsh weather do all they can to cause problems. But so far, they have not managed to disrupt the construction of Vattenfall’s largest onshore wind farm project, Pen y Cymoedd.

Wind power

HOW VATTENFALL’S WIND POWER WILL GROW

By 2020, Vattenfall will have doubled its wind power capacity to 4GW. This means a total growth of 400-600MW per year, in existing markets and potentially in completely new ones.

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E-mobility

NUON INSTALLS ANOTHER 2500 CHARGING POINTS

Electric car owners in the south of the Netherlands gets easier charging access.

Solar power

THE FARMER WHO GROWS SOLAR POWER

He had been interested in renewable energy for a long time and in 2014 Mikael Saksi decided to in

Energy sharing

POWER FROM YOUR NEIGHBOURS

Sharing energy is now as easy as booking a room through the Airbnb website or ordering transportation via the Uber network.

E-mobility

THINKING ABOUT BUYING AN ELECTRIC CAR?

We asked car experts what to consider before buying an electric car.

Sweden

BUILDING A DREAM TEAM

China, Peru, Germany, Denmark and Sweden are contributing employees to the new team formed in BA Distribution to work on strategy and business development.

Search and rescue

MISSING IN THE POWER PLANT

A woman has gone missing in the winding passageways, levels and machine halls of the Klingenberg Combined Heat and Power Plant in Berlin. Nobody knows where she is hiding. Gabriele Marx and her rescue dog Ole are needed.

Energy storage

HOW ENERGY STORAGE WORKS

To store energy for a rainy day is one of the great challenges of a renewable energy system. But many technologies for energy storage already exist.

Charging by induction

NO STRINGS ATTACHED

Park your electric car and charge it wirelessly and automatically is ideal, according to users. 

DanTysk 360°

EXPERIENCE DANTYSK WITH A 360° VIDEO

Do you want to experience the view from an offshore wind farm? Don't worry, you don't have to climb up 88 metres to reach the nacelle.

Sustainable cities

CAN CITIES BECOME MORE SUSTAINABLE WITH MORE AND BETTER LIGHTING?

More that energy consumption needs to be considered when designing urban lightning, researchers s

Electric car road trip

TO ITALY AND BACK WITHOUT EMISSIONS

Is a road trip through Europe in an electric car really possible? Here is the account of the Piironen family’s journey.

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