Electrolux and partners inaugurate unique Swedish energy research program

Electrolux is proud to participate in “Smart Energy City”, a unique research program where 150 families are moving into smart apartments in Stockholm’s new urban development area Royal Seaport. Inhabitants will be able to see and manage their energy usage in real time, creating information to be used for research by the KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

The research program is based on a collaboration between ABB, Electrolux, Ellevio, Ericsson and Fortum. These companies have together created a system to connect appliances such as washing machines and tumble dryers with the smart power grid. Part financed by the Swedish Energy Agency, the research will answer questions about energy usage, for instance if the residents focus on environmental or cost benefits when planning their energy consumption.

The program is inaugurated today by the Minister for Enterprise and Innovation Mikael Damberg, together with representatives of the companies including Jan Brockmann, Electrolux Chief Operations Officer.

Read more about Electrolux participation in the program.