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English summary

Umeå Energi is an energy and communications company that provides a sustainable grid for electricity and broadband. This includes 100 percent renewable electricity from the sun, wind and watercourses of Norrland, in addition to reliable and convenient district heating and cooling.


Our vision is to make everyday life simpler for our customers and to secure a sustainable future for the local region.


Umeå is our largest market however we also have many customers and collaboration partners in the rest of Sweden. Umeå Energi’s turnover is approximately SEK 1.4 billion, has just over 390 employees and achieved both environmental and work environment certifications.

Certified with ISO 14001

Umeå Energi is certified in accordance with ISO 14001, an international standard for environmental management system guaranteeing satisfactory operational control and monitoring. This means, among other things, that we are subject to annual auditing by independent auditors and that we must continuously develop and improve our environmental efforts. 

Occupational health and safety management system 

Umeå Energi has an occupational health and safety management system that fulfils the requirements of AFS 2001:1.

The number of Umeå Energi employees on sick-leave has radically decreased during the last years, which is very satisfying. The health and well-being of our staff is a matter of humanitarian as well as economic interest. 

Our ‘Feel Good’ program, which includes a wide range of small and large measures and options, has clearly contributed to this positive change.

A power contract with built-in climate compensation

Being able to tap the immense power of the Umeälven river at the rapids of Stornorrfos, Umeå Energi is able to deliver a very pure form of energy.

One of Sweden's best electricity grids

Our electricity grid is one of the most reliable ones in Sweden, with far fewer and shorter interruptions in power supply than the national average.

Dåva squeezes energy out of waste and biofuel

At the Dåva site just outside the city of Umeå two ultra-efficient and combined heat and power plants produces one of the world’s most energy effective and environmentally adapted waste-fuelled central heating. Thanks to a combination of innovative solutions essentially the entire energy value of the fuel can be recovered.

The Dåva plant converts waste and biofuel into energy and electricity in an environmentally acceptable manner.

Umeå is a district heated city

Today, more than 70 per cent of the total indoor area in Umeå is heated by district heating. Environmentally cleaver district heating has replaced thousands of polluting oil burners and reduced the amount of direct electricity used for heating.

District cooling - a boost for the environment

Umeå Energi uses absorption refrigerators to produce district cooling – the biggest is located next to our Ålidhem heating plant. These hi-tech refrigerators are driven by district heating from our own heat production. Consequentially, we make cold out of heat!

Broadband at ultra-high 1000 Mbit/s speeds

Umeå Energi is also a successful broadband company. We own UmeNet, the optical fibre-based network, which has made Umeå one of the world's online cities.