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), Opens in a new windowthe 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.

View the regulatory letter for 2020 - only in Swedish (new window) Opens in a new window.

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.

Division Electricity System Operator consists of departments Strategic Development, Power System, Power System Operation, Electricity Markets and Business Intelligence. Division Grid consists of departments Assets, Grid Technology, Substation Projects, Transmission Line Projects and Program Management. Division Corporate Functions and Business Services consists of departments Sustainable Development, Security and Preparedness, Procurement and the stand-alone organizational units HR, Communications and Legal. Division IT consists of departments IT Infrastructur and Operations, IT Applications Maintenance, IT Development and IT Strategy and Governance.

Five councils

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.