IKEA produces more renewable energy than they consume in the Nordics

News ⎜2014-12-16

The IKEA Group continues its work on fossil-free electricity supply. Its third Swedish wind farm from OX2 – Glötesvålen in Härjedalen – was put into operation in December, which means that the furniture company is now producing more renewable energy than they consume in the Nordic countries. OX2 is responsible for the technical and commercial management of the wind farm.

IKEA has already acquired the Rämsberget and Korpfjället wind farms from OX2. These consist of 7 and 9 wind turbines and together with the 30 turbines on Glötesvålen, IKEA now owns as much as 46 wind turbines in Sweden.

Glötesvålen has been put into operation in December 2014 and OX2 is responsible of the technical and commercial management of the three wind farms. Learn more about Glötesvålen.

Inauguration of the park will take place in late spring 2015. Until then, enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views of Glötesvålen below. Photo: Jann Lipka.

Facts about the Glötesvålen wind farm

The wind farm with 30 turbines is located on Glötesvålen, about 40 kilometers northwest of Sveg in southwestern Härjedalen, Sweden.

It is one of the best wind sites with a highest point of 1010 m asl. The wind has been measured for more than ten years. The average annual wind is extremely good with 8.1 m/s and during the cold winter months it’s over 9 m/s. Glötesvålen is a selected area of the municipality’s comprehensive plan and by the Swedish Energy Agency (Energimyndigheten) selected as national interest for wind farms.

The park is expected to produce 220 GWh/year, equivalent to the annual consumption of household electricity for approximately 48,000 households. It enables a reduction in carbon emissions by up to 176,000 tonnes per year (Energy Agency’s calculation).