Energy Research Institute is owned by the Swedish Energy, Swedish District Heating Association, Swedish power grid, Energigas Sweden and Swedegas. Forest Industries and the Swedish Wind Energy have an option ownership. The creation of the Energy Research Institute has been preceded by several years of discussion. From this realization has emerged that a joint research company increases the momentum for a challenging future. In research firms different networks are about 1200 experts from concerned clients. Energy Research Institute will have operations in two locations, Stockholm and Malmö. About 20 employees will work in the new company.