Regional Development

Energy Concept Halland is responsible for the regional cooperation between the local advisors on energy and climate that every municipality must have in Sweden. Energy Concept Halland is headed by the regional authorities Region Halland.


Campus Varberg
432 80 Varberg, Sweden

Contact: Anja Nilsson
+46 767 877438

local North Sea SEP website

Campus Varberg

Campus Varberg is a municipal education coordination centre/multi university centre, which hosts both higher education programmes and advanced vocational education programmes, in cooperation with universities and various education suppliers. We currently have 1400 students and the number keeps growing every year. Besides adult education, higher education and vocational education, Campus Varberg has a unit called the Alexanderson Institute (AI). AI focuses on networking structures and the cooperation models that come out of these structures - such as European projects, national and regional projects together with regional business and different public organisations.

Activities in the energy sector

Campus Varberg has four education programmes that focus on energy issues: Energy and Process Technology, Process and Environmental Technology and the Energy Economy Programme that are higher education programmes and Energy Technician - Wind power, which is an advanced vocational education programme. Campus also is one of the founding organisations for the Coalition for Energy and Environment, where one staff member also sits on the Board.

Local North Sea SEP projects

  • Networking structures - PPP's
  • Student assignments connected to business

Characteristics from the energy perspective

The region Halland does not differ to any big extent from the rest of Sweden. The electricity comes aprox. From water (45 %), nuclear power (45 %), wind (2 %) and other (like burning of household waste) (8 %).

Within our region we have Swedens biggest nuclear power plant Ringhals north of Varberg, owned by Vattenfall, a member of EMC.

76 % of all apartments in Sweden get their heat from CHP but the most common energy source for heating of private houses is electricity where 40 % of the houses get their energy from electricity.

In our region we have one of Swedens largest paper mills, Värö bruk, that is a big supplier of hot water for the CHP system in the northern part of the region.

We also have a rather big amount of energy from wind turbines.

other important issues

Close cooperation with EMC  - Coalition for Energy and Environment