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Global Energy News Södra's green electricity surplus can supply more than 75,000 Swedish households

Södra's green electricity surplus can supply more than 75,000 Swedish households

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Södra continues to be a major producer of green electricity from biomass , wind and water, thereby contributing to the supply in southern Sweden. The 2023 figures show that the total electricity surplus produced by Södra corresponds to the consumption of household electricity for just over 75,000 single-family homes for a year, or a year's average car driving for just over 190,000 electric cars.

In 2023, Södra produced 1885 GWh of electricity in its operations, which corresponds to just over 120 per cent of Södra´s annual electricity needs. This means an electricity surplus of 432 GWh, which was distributed on the local electricity grid and supported the electricity supply in the immediate area where Södra operates in Sweden. The electricity surplus corresponds to what more than 75,000 single-family homes consume in household electricity for an entire year* or electricity equivalent to the needs of just over 190,000 passenger cars during a year*.

"We are facing a rapidly increasing demand for electricity in society and with new and changed electricity use patterns, we are pleased to be able to contribute with so much green electricity. It is an added value from our industrial production and the forest raw material from the family forestry. Production plays an important role in the stability of Södra's own operations, but the surplus electricity means green electricity to the grid," said Johannes Bogren, Head of Bioproducts at Södra.

Renewable raw material from the forests of family forestry generates green electricity

A large part of Södra's total electricity production comes from the three pulp mills. The electricity from there is mainly produced by taking advantage of the energy contained in the black liquor, and thus making more of the tree. The energy produces steam that drives turbines, which in turn produce electricity. This is an important part of Södra's own electricity supply, as industrial operations require a lot of electricity, but through energy efficiency improvements and investments, more electricity is currently produced than is consumed.

In 2023, Södra Cell Värö produced 727 GWh and Södra Cell Mönsterås 778 GWh, while Södra Cell Mörrum accounted for 350 GWh. The three pulp mills and the sawmills in Kinda and Hamina also supplied 453 GWh of district heating to their respective local areas. In addition, Södra supplied solid biofuels corresponding to 3,719 GWh to customers that produce electricity and heat, among other things. Södra's wind turbines in Mönsterås produced 29 GWh of electricity in 2023 and during the year a hydro power plant was commissioned at Karlshammar outside Mönsterås, which produced 1 GWh of electricity.

*According to figures from the Swedish Energy Agency, just over 5,700 kWh of household electricity is used on average per single-family house in Sweden. One- or two-dwelling buildings include detached one- and two-family houses, terraced houses and terraced houses.

* Based on figures from Transport Analysis, a passenger car in Sweden drives an average of 1126 km/year and an electric car consumption equivalent to 2 kWh per 10 km.

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