Our electricity and heat products
In recent years, Fortum has introduced several new solutions to the markets, solutions that boost the efficiency of customers’ energy use and reduce environmental impacts. Smart solutions give customers better opportunities to control their electricity consumption and costs.
Climate-benign electricity products
Fortum is one of the Nordic countries’ leading sellers of carbon dioxide-free and guarantee-of-origin-labelled
electricity and can offer more and more customers an electricity agreement that comes with electricity produced with renewable energy.
In 2014, all of the electricity we sold to private customers in Finland was renewable, carbon dioxide-free hydropower or wind power. The origin of the hydroelectricity and wind power was guaranteed with European Guarantees of Origin and additionally a part of the electricity with the pan-European EKOenergy label.
Towards the end of 2014 in Sweden, we renewed the private customer electricity agreements: going forward, all electricity is primarily produced with hydropower. Customers can also choose which hydropower plant’s electricity they want to buy. If our Swedish customers prefer, they can also opt for electricity produced with wind and solar power or environmental labelled Bra Miljöval (“Good Environmental Choice”) electricity. Likewise in Norway, our customers have
the opportunity to purchase carbon dioxide-free electricity produced exclusively with hydropower.
Developing district heat
We are continuously developing our district heat solutions in all the countries where we produce and sell heat. An open district heat network is a new solution that enables buildings producing heat to sell their surplus heat to Fortum at a market price. In Finland, two IT-sector data centres and the Espoo hospital under construction have made an agreement with Fortum to sell surplus electricity to the open district heat network.
In Sweden, joint venture Fortum Värme’s customers include shopping centres, among others. With open district heat becoming more common, there is less need to produce heat with fossil fuels in heat-only plants, and thus emissions from our district heat operations are reduced.