Sustainability at Nordion Energi
Increased sustainability in the energy system, reduced greenhouse gas emissions and safe, disruption-free transmission are three of our key sustainability topics that Nordion Energi, Swedegas included, are closely targeting and monitoring. These are an integral part of our daily operations.
Increased sustainability in the energy system
During the ongoing transition to a fossil-free Swedish society, gas could assume an even more important role in the future. This however require the gas being fossil-free.
Nordion Energi presented a new goal during 2019: to become Europe’s first network with 100% green gas. Together with partners and customers we are actively working to reach that goal, and we are well on our way. During 2020, the proportion of biogas in the transmission network was almost one fourth of the total (25,4%), which is an increase for the fourth year in succession since measurements began. The result reveals a steady increase in the use of biogas.
Reduced greenhouse gas emissions
During 2020 Nordion Energi has actively been working to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of the operations. Through thorough work with maintenance- and safety, methane losses have decreased with 11% compared with the new base year 2019. We have also investigated impact on other parts of the operations. Changes have impacted positively on the result and the total greenhouse gas emissions were reduced by 12% during the year compared to 2019.
Safe, disruption-free transmission
On a daily basis Nordion Energi and Swedegas distribute gas to distributors and directly connected customers, mainly industrial enterprises, CHP plants and filling stations. A stable energy supply is the basis of our contribution to society and the company’s objective is to make sure the gas always reaches the customers. The goal is zero hours of unplanned lack of availability to the customer.
In 2020 there were no disruptions affecting a customer.
The gas grid, including branch pipelines from Dragør in Denmark to Stenungsund in the north, comprises more than 600 kilometres of pipeline. The network is being monitored and checked continuously.
Here you can read the Sustainability report 2020 in full.