Rökutveckling i bränslelager i Högdalen – släckningsarbete pågår

En glödbrand i ett bränslelager för returflis vid Högdalenverket pågår sedan igår kväll. Stockholms brandförsvar kallades till platsen vid 21-tiden och de har under natten genomfört släckningsarbete för att stoppa rökutvecklingen som glödbranden ger upphov till. Räddningstjänsten är fortfarande på plats och genomför släckningsarbete. Inga personer har skadats i samband med incidenten.

Vad som har orsakat branden är inte klarlagt och hur omfattande skadorna är på bränslelagret går inte att bedöma i nuläget. Situationen har inte medfört några produktionsstörningar, utan leveranserna till kunderna har upprätthållits.

What we do

Our activities are based around our distribution network, through which we provide our customers with heating and cooling, and we supply electricity to the Stockholm area. Today, more than 800,000 Stockholmers and around 400 locations – including hospitals, data centres, and other private and public sites – are connected to our district heating network, which is in turn connected to our heating and cogeneration plants. These facilities capture residual heat and transform biofuels and waste that can no longer, or should no longer, be recycled into energy for distribution to all our customers and the community.

At all points of our value chain, we and our business partners work to minimize our impact on people and the environment. In addition to removing heavy metals and other harmful substances from the environment during combustion, we seek to ensure that our own residual products can be used elsewhere in society.

What are we part of?

Through our distribution network, we are the core of Stockholm’s extensive energy supply and waste management infrastructure. This means that we face many of the same opportunities and challenges that Stockholm and our customers face.

Today, Stockholm and society at large are undergoing extensive change. Electrification and digitalisation are – together with increased resource efficiency and reduced climate impact – the societal trends that are most significant to our continued business and development.

Where are we headed?

At every point of our value chain, from energy production to use, we identify and develop solutions that meet ongoing changes for the benefit of our customers, employees, and society. We are focused on meeting the energy needs of the fast-growing Stockholm region, while at the same time improving sustainability by developing circular solutions and counteracting environmental impact.

We believe that it is our responsibility to continually develop our operations in line with the expectations of our customers, employees, and society as a whole to strengthen our long-term competitiveness. But we’re not satisfied with that. With our knowledge and expertise, we also want to be an enabler and a guide for the transition to an increasingly resource-efficient society and thereby contribute to sustainable development for all.

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