Aggreko to provide green energy for Eurovision

Power generation and cooling systems provider Aggreko has installed 10 mobile generators at the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm for the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest.

Each generator is run by Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO), which is carbon neutral.

Aggreko’s 10 generators will provide the Eurovision Song Contest with a total electricity capacity of 4.6 MVA, sharing load between machines. This ensures the show cannot suffer a power failure, as if a generator was to fail it automatically transfers its load evenly among the remaining generators.

John Wilson, area general manager of the Nordic Region at Aggreko, said: “Supporting the environmental credentials of the Eurovision Song Contest is an important part of the event’s energy strategy.

“We have worked closely with the hosts to develop the best method to reduce emissions and prevent waste. For example, we are using our unique remote monitoring tools to monitor fuel use in real time so that we can manage energy generation and avoid wasting power. The use of biofuel means the event will have a very low carbon footprint.”