Polar Capacity invests in, and manages, local power balance for industries, municipalities, and local energy utilities

Together with local partners, we compensate for imbalances within the energy system by offering solutions that add and manage capacity on a local level. For public and private stakeholders, this means not being stopped by the slow expansion of regional and national grids or having to wait for completion of large-scale energy projects across the country. We offer Capacity-as-a-service, which allows our customers to buy capacity when they need it.

By adding local capacity, we increase the security of supply within a certain area. At the same time, it reduces the need for expensive investments in distribution and transmission grids on a national and regional level. When our society becomes electrified and we are able to add capacity on a local level, the sector coupling that is sought after can be realized in an efficient way.

We are technology agnostic and will always invest in the solution that is right for a specific purpose – whether the need lies in balancing power, storing it, or adding more. When more power is needed, it is generated through gas engines/turbines powered by local and circular renewable biogas. We always work in partnership with our customers, whether they be industries, municipalities, or local energy companies

We focus on three core areas

Balancing power

By managing imbalances within the local distribution grids, we enable expansion and connection of new customers – without interfering with neither the regional nor the national grid.

Storing power

By supplying energy storage solutions, we help our customers optimize their power output and energy consumption.

Adding power

By adding power locally, we can manage capacity shortages that cannot be solved by balancing or storing energy. We work with different partners to deliver gas engines and turbines that fit the specific needs of our customers.

We want to help secure Sweden’s position as a prominent industrial nation for generations to come

The electrification of both the transportation sector and industrial processes will lead to a higher demand for electrical power. At the same time, a rising percentage of solar and wind power causes a greater volatility – and less predictability – in power production. This is already causing challenges across the country, where companies and entire communities are forced to pause or stop expansion plans due to capacity shortages.

By adding capacity and increasing the energy supply on a local level, we can help ensure Sweden’s position as a prominent industrial nation. As a national partner to several municipal energy companies, we are also creating a powerful foundation for a new market design – one that takes local needs into greater consideration.

”When companies – and entire communities – are forced to put expansion plans on hold due to capacity shortages, that’s when we know we need new solutions.”

”Our solution puts municipalities in the driver’s seat, rather than having to adapt to the plans and decisions of national and international stakeholders.”

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Polar Capacity is founded by a group of people with significant collective knowledge of the Swedish and international energy markets. Between us, we have decades of experience in business- and strategy development, executive management and board work.



Patrik Nilsson


Extensive experience in leadership, strategy- and business development, M&A, and building and restructuring organizations within sectors such as energy, telecommunications, technology, and infrastructure. Former co-founder/CEO of Sustainable Innovation, Knowit Energy Management, Home Solutions, and Kamstrat. Has worked with business- and strategy development, and investment management for companies such as Vattenfall, Fortum, Polhem Infra, and WSP.

patrik@polarcapacity.se / Phone: +46 766-28 56 00


Fredrik Karlsson

Strategy and Public affairs

Expertise in areas such as strategic communication, media relations, and opinion-forming. Experience from multinational corporations as well as special interest organizations, start-ups, and M&A. Former VP Corporate Communications, and member of the management team of the Generation Division, at Fortum; Communications Director at Sustainable Innovation AB, and Chief Press Officer at Svenskt Näringsliv.

fredrik@polarcapacity.se / Phone: +46 768-66 77 25

Board of Directors


Nils Nygren

Board member

Extensive experience from the energy sector and areas such as business strategy, M&A and energy policy. Board experience from large corporations as well as from start-ups.

Former Chairman of the Board of Nord Pool Spot ASA; VP of Public Affairs at Fortum; VP Development at Birka Energi; CEO at Stockholm Elnät AB.

nils@polarcapacity.se / Phone: +46 703-44 51 51


Peter Nygårds

Board member

Extensive experience from Swedish business and public sector, including positions as State Secretary at the Swedish Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation, CEO of SKB, Senior Vice President at Swedbank. Former Chairman of the Board of Vattenfall, Saab, and Fjärde och Femte AP-fonden. Head of a number of government committees, including the so-called ‘Fjärrvärmeutredningen” (district heating).



Robin Ivroth

Board member

Deputy CEO Polar Structure. Former McKinsey partner with significant experience from sustainable investments and value creation programs. Developed McKinsey’s global full potential concept for investor-owned portfolio companies. Co-leader of McKinsey’s service line towards investor-owned portfolio companies in EMEA and US



Karim Sahibzada

Chairman of the Board

Founder of Polar Structure, Randviken Fastigheter and Vault Investment Partners. Former founder, CFO and Chief Legal Officer of Hemfosa Fastigheter (publ.); Partner at law firms such as Vinge, AJB Bergh and Ashurst, and CEO of both AJB Bergh and Ashurst.


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