This sixth journal on the FED project in Gothenburg is written in the autumn of 2020, almost a year after the project was closed.
From 2017 to 2019 the FED project developed a local energy system and a local, digital marketplace with three energy carriers: electricity, district heating and district cooling. It optimized use of energy storages and renewable production to the specifics local agents demands and produced 305.766 market exchanges, consisting of buys and bids and production and usage at Chalmers campus in Gothenburg.
The project group consisted of nine partners: The City of Gothenburg, Johanneberg Science Park, Göteborg Energi, Business Region Göteborg, Ericsson, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Akademiska Hus, Chalmersfastigheter and Chalmers University of Technology. The partners built a strong, local and multidisciplinary team for implementation.
Although study visits haltered in 2020 due to the Covid-19 crisis, the infrastructure supplied by the Science Park sees to the legacy of the project and implementation of its results and visions in other projects.
The main legacy of the project will be that it is one of the first to address the truly systemic change that is needed when different innovative technologies need to find a place on the market. The FED built a system and market mechanism to do that and proved that this is possible.