Svenska kraftnät is an authority that is operated in the form of a state-owned enterprise.
Svenska kraftnät is owned by the state
Svenska kraftnät is an authority that is operated in the form of a state-owned enterprise. This means that our operations are mainly funded by the fees that customers pay for our services. Customers are electricity producers and network owners who pay us for the service of transporting electricity on the national grid.
The government determines our mission
It is the government that appoints our Board of Directors and Director General. They also determine what we are commissioned to do. In a regulation with instructions (2007:1119), the government states our mission. The regulatory letter issued by the government each year states more specifically what we must work on in the coming year.
Svenska kraftnät's organizational chart
Svenska kraftnät's work is organized into four divisions and eighteen departments. Additionally a Deputy CEO, Chief Security Officer, Internal Auditor, Technical Director and the department of Finance report directly to the CEO.
We have also linked five councils to our organization. The councils are composed of representatives from Svenska kraftnät, the power industry and other stakeholders. They act as an information and consultation body for matters of the national grid and operation, electrical contingency planning, the electricity market, plans for expansion and dam safety.
Our head office and control room is located in Sundbyberg
At the head office in Sundbyberg, we have the national control room where we monitor and control the national grid around the clock. We have just over 600 employees in total. Most of them work in Sundbyberg, but we also have an office in Sundsvall and an area control center in Sollefteå. Svenska kraftnät also employs several hundred consultants and contractors around the country.