The wind farm comprises 18 wind turbines with a total capacity of 38 MW. It is anticipated that the wind turbines will generate about 107 GWh every year, which is the equivalent of household electricity consumption for around 21,500 homes. Wind conditions in the area are good and the farm will provide a significant amount of renewable electricity to southern Sweden, which has the largest consumption in the country.

The Spanish manufacturer Gamesa has supplied the wind turbines. Höge Väg is Vattenfall's largest wind farm in the south of Sweden.

Högabjär-Kärsås is located about 15 kilometres east of Falkenberg. Nine turbines are erected at Högabjär and three at Kärsås. The wind farm consists of 3.2 MW Siemens turbines which look the same as those erected in the adjacent Hjuleberg farm. The land is rented from a number of private land owners.

The area is situated by Lake Blaiksjön in Sorsele municipality, where the Juktan power plant is already in operation. Most of Lake Blaiksjön and Blaiken village have been classified as areas of national interest for wind power by the Swedish Energy Agency. It is very windy in the area which is a prerequisite for setting up a wind farm here.

The heating plant has two 2 MW furnaces fuelled with biofuel. There is also an oil furnace in Ärentuna school for back-up and peak load.

The fuel used is 97% wood pellets, with light oil for back-up and peak load. A large water-filled underground rock cavity is used for heat storage and can deliver 8 MW.

In order to ensure that combustion is as efficient as possible and that emissions are as low as possible, the fuel is quality controlled through spot checks and visits to suppliers.

In 2013, the plant was fuelled around 97 per cent by forest biomass. In order to exploit the biofuel to the full, there is also a flue gas condenser which converts heat from the flue gases into district heating. In very harsh winters, we may be forced to use more oil than normal to ensure that we can supply the heat our customers require.

History of VB Energi

VB Energi started its operations in 1893 when the power station Hellsjöns Kraftstation and the power line to the Grängesberg mine were commissioned. The power station and power line were based on Jonas Wenström’s patent for three-phase alternating current. The new technology proved to be excellent, and more than 50 three-phase systems were constructed in Sweden before the end of the century.

The biomass plant in Motala

Since 2006, the Motala plant has been able to reduce its emissions of carbon dioxide by 92% by replacing oil with renewable fuels. Vattenfall continuously strives to optimise the combustion process and improve environmental aspects.

The fuel used in Motala primarily consists of biomass sourced from several suppliers in close proximity to the plant. Test-sampling and inspections of the suppliers are performed to ensure that the fuel is of the right quality.


Midskog Hydro Power Station is the northernmost of Vattenfall’s facilities by the river Indalsälven. It was first commissioned in 1944 and it incorporates a Kaplan turbine with a head (drop) of 27 metres.


The construction of the dam was observed by foreign experts, and after completion it was the subject of international seminars. The largest fleet of trucks and lorries ever used was required to transport the filling material. In 1960 there were 150 trucks and 270 drivers, working in shifts under strong economic pressure. There were 60 mechanics employed solely to maintain and service the machinery.

Långed – small-scale hydro power

In Sweden, Vattenfall has about 40 small wholly owned hydro power stations. The one that generates the most electricity is Långed. 

Långed Power Station is located on the Upperudsälven River in the village of Dals Långed in Bengtsfors Municipality.