New study: Electricity production in Sweden

Thursday 3 September 2015


The purpose of this study is to describe how different electricity production methods work and complement each other in an optimally efficient power system.

Structural changes are happening on the electricity markets all around Europe where centrally located power plants are being replaced by smaller, more dispersed ones. In Sweden the trend is most evident in the fast growth of wind power production, while nuclear power is becoming less profitable.

The big challenge in the electricity market in Sweden going forward is how to manage an increasing share of variable and intermittent power generation in the system at the same time several nuclear reactors are decommissioned over the next 10–15 years.

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