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Future collaborations in focus when Fortum visited Glava

One of Glava Energy Center's nearly 70 members is the energy company Fortum. At the end of June, a delegation from the energy company Glava visited the Energy Center to discuss future collaborations in line with Fortum's investment in solar and wind power in the sustainable energy system of the future.

– Historically, we have had a large turnover of our membership. As an actor in, and developer of, new energy production, we see very positively the effects that our collaboration can create in the projects that Glava Energy Center is active in going forward, says Karl-Johan Hellblom, head of project development solar and wind power at Fortum Sweden .

Hope for cooperation for a sustainable energy system in Värmland

Fortum co-founded the Glava Energy Center in 2009 and has been a member of the innovation cluster since 2011. A lot has happened in the energy field since then and now Fortum is investing in growing in solar and wind power.

– Fortum is an important and large player in the energy sector, so our collaboration is important from many aspects. Now we hope to be able to collaborate on our efforts to create a sustainable energy system in Värmland, where Fortum is today the largest electricity producer, says Magnus Nilsson, CEO at Glava Energy Center.

Fortum works to create the sustainable energy system of the future by investing in renewable energy sources, increasing resource efficiency and researching smart energy solutions. A starting point is that the energy must be environmentally sustainable, economically competitive and available in sufficient quantities when it is needed.

"Solar power one of the keys to clean energy"

– Solar power is one of the keys to a future with clean energy and has a major role in climate change. Fortum has extensive experience in producing electricity from the sun and is a partner in several solar parks in India. Even in the Nordic countries, the conditions for solar power are promising, and therefore we are also developing solar parks in our home market, says Karl-Johan Hellblom.

Solar energy thus has an important role in Fortum's strategy, where the company invests in growing within renewable electricity production. In this context, membership in the Glava Energy Center plays an important role.

– Glava Energy Center has a lot of knowledge and data that we can use above all in our solar power projects. We hope that through our cooperation we can increase knowledge about the importance of solar and wind energy for the transformation of society. We see the Glava Energy Center as an enabler for increased understanding of what is required of society in order to enable the energy transition, both regionally and nationally, says Karl-Johan Hellblom.

Caption: The solar park in Glava. From left Kristian Hentelä, Asset Manager Fortum, Marika Aaltonen, Head of Asset Management Fortum, Frida Moberg, project developer solar power Fortum, Elin Eriksson, communications manager solar, wind & hydrogen Fortum, Karl-Johan Hellblom, head of project development solar and wind power, Fortum Sweden and Magnus Nilsson, CEO Glava Energy Center. In the background Isac Myrén Andersson, project manager sustainable energy systems at Glava Energy Center. With his back to the camera Tommy Strömberg, chairman of the board Glava Energy Center.

About Fortum

Read more about Fortum and the company's sustainability work on the company's website.

Last edited: 30/06 2023