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The control room

In the control room we control and monitor the country's electrical system around the clock and ensure that there is always a balance between production and consumption of electricity in Sweden.

We are responsible for Sweden's electrical system

We have overall responsibility for ensuring that the electricity supply is reliable and for providing suitable conditions for the trading of electricity.

Operations and the market

Balance

In order for the electricity system to work, there must always be a balance between production and consumption of electricity and a voltage frequency of 50 Hz.

 

Current frequency

50Hz

Measuring the frequency of the network is like checking the blood pressure. The frequency should always be 50 Hz. Then there is a balance between production and consumption and the electric system is healthy. If consumption is higher than production

The flow of electricity

Electricity trading in the Nordic and Baltic regions occurs in the Nordic power exchange Nord Pool Spot. The flow of electricity is from an electricity area with lower price to an area with higher price. Both the flow of electricity and the price are controlled by supply and demand. The price is valid for the current hour.

 Read more about the national grid

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Electricity is a Swedish export. Sweden's electricity consumption is about 140 TWh a year and in recent years, exports have been 10-20 TWh per year. We have many important electricity connections to neighbouring countries.

Production

The main part of Sweden's electricity is produced by hydropower and nuclear power. On average, about 10 percent of the electricity is produced by wind power but production varies with the weather. The share of wind power will increase over the coming years. In the diagram, you can see how the output looks right now in Sweden and in the neighbouring countries we share information with.

 

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SE DK NO FI EE LV LT Total
Production 13 509 2 121 13 062 5 338 1 347 376 190 35 943
Nuclear power 7 177 - - 2 622 - - - 9 799
Thermal power 247 1 298 304 1 419 1 345 251 110 4 974
Wind power 705 822 168 284 2 0 32 2 013
Not specified 573 - - 33 - 126 0 732
Hydro power 4 808 - 12 590 980 - 0 48 18 426
Total consumption 11 001 2 936 10 176 7 713 691 668 1 059 34 244
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Consumption

 Electricity suppliers’ balance providers make predictions of how much electricity will be consumed by the hour. Sometimes, but not always, projections correspond to actual consumption. Each hour we calculate if there is a power shortage risk.

 

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Sweden is divided into four bidding areas. Under the tabs in the table you can see the forecast and consumption for each bidding area.