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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


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


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.

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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.


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. The data displayed on this page can not be downloaded. You can download the statistics we produce on the Statistics page .

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Production 23 776 2 646 21 180 8 391 1 335 1 183 297 58 808
Nuclear power 9 126 - - 2 782 - - - 11 908
Thermal power 1 492 2 439 277 3 567 1 229 521 141 9 666
Wind power 2 957 206 399 549 106 39 118 4 374
Not specified 607 - - 89 - 181 0 877
Hydro power 9 595 - 20 503 1 404 - 443 38 31 983
Total consumption 20 309 4 382 17 436 10 993 1 116 967 1 539 56 742
Statistic updated


 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. The data displayed on this page can not be downloaded. You can download the statistics we produce on the Statistics page .

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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.