SL chooses Graninge's electricity for the Stockholm underground

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SL chooses Graninge's electricity for the Stockholm underground Stockholm Transport, SL, and Graninge Energimarknad have signed a five- year co-operation agreement. Under this agreement Graninge will supply electricity to the underground system in Stockholm in 2003-2007. Annual deliveries will total 355 GWh (million kilowatt hours) of renewable electricity. The agreement covers all electricity for the underground, trains and trams belonging to SL. It therefore includes Saltsjöbanan, Roslagsbanan, Tvärbanan, Nockebybanan and Lidingöbanan. For SL it was important to choose an electricity supplier which offers renewable - green - electricity comprising 95 per cent hydropower and 5 per cent wind power, and SL also wanted a supplier who can be an active marketing partner. Jonas Strömberg, environmental manager at SL, commenting on the deal: "SL is Sweden's largest public transport provider with 2.4 million journeys per day in the Stockholm region. We are working actively to increase the proportion of renewable fuel used in public transport. Our choice of energy supplier is intended to continue to enhance the company's environmental image. We believe that Graninge, with its positive environmental performance and recognised good environmental image, is an excellent partner in this respect." Lars Molde, MD of Graninge Energimarknad, sets great store by the agreement with SL: "Graninge enjoys a unique position among Swedish electricity suppliers since we only produce green electricity, most of which comes from renewable hydropower. We are extremely pleased about the recognition SL has given us with this agreement. For Graninge this represents an important step forward in the large customer market in Stockholm. Most of the major daily newspapers are already printed with green electricity from Graninge. I think it's nice that Stockholmers can now travel with SL using green electricity from Graninge." For further information please contact: Lars Molde, MD of Graninge Energimarknad, +46 8 753 5024 Kalle Karlsson, Communications Manager, Graninge AB, +46 8 753 6860 Börje Henriksson, SL Infrateknik, +46 8 686 1600 Jonas Strömberg, Environmental Manager SL, +46 8 686 1600 ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker The following files are available for download: