Municipal cooperations within Adven Group
Long-term partnerships together with local authorities
For over 50 years we have been part of the local society, providing district heating as a sole owner, co-owner with the municipality, or as a wholesale partner.
The advantages in cooperating with Adven
Utility asset owners, like municipalities, that partner up in their energy production have more opportunities to influence their energy production and the cost of it, through various cooperation models that may vary from wholesale and joint ventures up to full-scale partnership with reliable energy production, continuous asset management with investments as well as customer service.
By cooperating with us, municipalities experience the advantage of being part of a larger organization. Through the networks expansion we have a better chance of developing at the necessary pace and delivering district heating at a competitive price in the future as well.
In cooperation, we really are making difference in a world of change.
One of the largest players in Sweden
Adven is one of the largest players in the Swedish district heating sector, with more than 50 district heating networks in Sweden, including networks jointly owned with the municipalities Leksand, Rättvik, Hofors, Kristinehamn, and Perstorp. This gives us a broad experience of partnering with municipalities.
Here follow some good examples of municipal cooperation’s in Sweden:
Adven Siljan AB
On February 1, 2020, Adven Siljan AB (formerly Värmevärden Siljan AB) was formed, a partially owned company between Adven (at that time named Värmevärden), Dala Energi AB and Rättvik municipality respectively. In the joint company, Adven is responsible for both production and distribution to district heating customers in Leksand, Rättvik Boda, Insjön and Vikarbyn.
Kristinehamns Värme AB
In the spring of 2016, Adven (formerly Värmevärden) and Kristinehamns Energi began the work on merging the two businesses into a joint company. Since 1994, the production and distribution had been divided between the companies, but with the merger the new co-owned company, Kristinehamns Värme AB, became responsible for both production and distribution of district heating in the city.
Perstorps Fjärrvärme AB
Perstorps Fjärrvärme is located in Perstorp municipality in northern Skåne. The company was founded in 1980 and in January 2022 Adven became a partner to Perstorp municipality. Adven is responsible for the production and distribution of district heating in Perstorp.
The cooperation with the municipality works very well. In the board we have constructive discussions on how we can jointly develop the company in the best way. Adven contributes with expertise in district heating and industrial collaborations, and Hofors’ municipality representatives contribute with knowledge of the local market and the needs and opportunities that exist there.Erik GyntCEO Adven Hofors AB
A vital part of the energy landscape in Finland
District heating is the most common heating form in Finland. As a provider of district heating solely or in cooperation with the municipality either as a co-owner or wholesaler, we today supply district heating through almost 30 different networks around the country. Our southernmost location is Hanko, and the northernmost location is Levi, resulting in a nation-wide spread.
Here follow some good examples of municipal cooperation’s in Finland:
Nummelan Aluelämpö Oy
Adven offered an energy production solution to the municipality of Vihti in the early 1980s. The municipality had investigated different solutions for the energy distribution in Nummela area (part of Vihti), and in 1985 a joint district heating company, Nummelan Aluelämpö Oy, was established. Adven is responsible for the production of district heating and the network and distribution are owned and managed by Nummelan Aluelämpö Oy. The main fuel used for the production is forest chips collected from nearby areas.
Sastamalan Lämpö Oy
Sastamalan Lämpö Oy is owned by the city of Sastamala and Adven. Adven is responsible for the production of district heating and the network and distribution are owned and managed by Sastamalan Lämpö Oy. Up to more than 90 percent of the district heating is produced with bio-based and renewable wooden fuels delivered from the surrounding areas. Sastamalan Lämpö as a company is a local employer.
Tuusniemen Aluelämpö Oy
Tuusniemen Aluelämpö Oy is owned by Adven and the municipality of Tuusniemi. Adven is responsible for the production of district heating and the network and distribution are owned and managed by Tuusniemen Aluelämpö Oy. The district heating plant supplies heat to properties in the town plan area of the church village, and the heat is mainly produced with recycled wooden fuels.
Growing sustainably in Estonia and Latvia
District heating is one of the most common heating forms in Estonia and Latvia. In view of changing weather and climatic conditions, district heating is an important component of well-being and overall quality of life.
In Estonia Adven provides district heating in 21 places. In Latvia, Adven entered the market in 2018, focusing on the development of more sustainable district heating services in the region – now providing district heating in three cities and increasing the shares of renewable fuels from 50% in 2018 to 91% in 2022.
Here follow some good examples of municipal cooperation’s in Estonia and Latvia:
Rakvere Soojus in Estonia
Adven and city of Rakvere have been partners for many years. Together we have been jointly managing “Rakvere Soojus”, also Adven have supplied the city with district heating. The partnership has brought to the city a significantly more efficient service and an environmentally friendly and long-term approach.
Valmieras Enerģija in Latvia
Valmiera is the 8th biggest city in Latvia and the administrative, educational, cultural and sports center of the Vidzeme region (approx. 25 000 inhabitants). In the summer of 2018, Adven and the Valmiera municipality became partners in the company “Valmieras enerģija”. “Valmieras Enerģija” owns and operates DH production assets at three locations, all supplying heat into the city owned DH grid. The company also supplies the produced thermal energy to the operator SIA “Valmieras ūdens”, which in turn supplies the city’s residents and companies with thermal energy.
Many politicians see the advantages of selling the municipally owned district heating company. We are a sustainable and long-term alternative, and every joint venture is a proof of our ability to collaborate.Anders EricssonCEO Adven Group