Our operations

Business Area Heat

As of the first quarter of 2024, Vattenfall's heat operations are included in the Customers & Solutions operating segment.

Interior of Uppsala CHP plant in Sweden

Interior of heating plant in Uppsala, Sweden.

We are one of Europe’s most experienced producers and distributors of district heating to growing metropolitan areas in north-western Europe including Amsterdam, Uppsala, and Bristol. We are pioneering district heating solutions in other UK cities as well. Our district heating supply still relies on the operation of some large, combined heat and power plants (CHPPs), but with the sustainability targets of Vattenfall, we have widened our portfolio to include technologies like e-boilers, third-party excess heat infeed (TPI), and thermal waste utilisation.

We are increasing the share of flexible energy solutions such as power-to-heat, utilisation of surplus renewable energies and storage options. We are supplying heat to both B2B and B2C customers, including large private and publicly owned property companies and households. 

More about Heat

Read more about Business Area Heat in the latest Annual and sustainability report.

Key data

  2023 2022
Net sales (SEK million) 44,202 60,505
External net sales (SEK million) 25,844 20,933
Underlying operating profit1 (SEK million) 3,228 –3,578
Sales of heat (TWh) 3,228 14.1
Electricity generation (TWh) 13.6 16.6
CO2 emissions (Mtonnes) 7.8 9.4
Nitrogen oxide, NOx (ktonnes) 4.3 4.6
Sulphur dioxide, SO2 (ktonnes) 1.1 1.2
Particulates (ktonnes) 0.1 0.1

1. Operating profit excluding items affecting comparability.

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