The Crown Princess visits Varberg
The Crown Princess during her visit to Varberg Energi's new thermal power station. Photo: Björn Larsson Rosvall/TT
On Friday 29 November, The Crown Princess travelled to Varberg, where she visited Varberg Energi's new thermal power station, Campus Varberg and the Alexanderson Institute.
The visit began at Varberg Energi's new thermal power station. The Crown Princess learnt about the company's focus on sustainable district heating using renewable energy. The biofuel facility includes a thermal power station fuelled by wood chips. The Crown Princess was given a tour of the thermal power station. She then opened Varberg Energi's new thermal power station by dropping a scoop of wood chips.
County Governor Lars-Erik Lövdén hosted lunch at Varbergs Stadshotell. During lunch, Operational Manager Magnus Falk presented the Coalition for Energy and Environment (EMC), a business network that builds knowledge and runs projects with a focus on energy and the environment, together with businesses and other regional players. After lunch, The Crown Princess visited Campus Varberg and the Alexanderson Institute. The Crown Princess learnt about the advanced vocational education offered by Campus Varberg, including courses in energy technology specialising in wind power, and about the work of the Alexanderson Institute to create the right conditions for setting in motion the growth processes required by the region.
Student Louise Fernholm talks about why she chose to study at Campus Varberg. Photo: royalcourt.se
Campus Varberg is one of Sweden's leading players within vocational education. The Alexanderson Institute works to create networks for business development, such as Creative Destination Halland (CRED) and the Coalition for Energy and Environment (EMC).