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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 Opens in a new window.

Svenska kraftnät's organizational chart

Svenska kraftnät's operation is organized into four divisions and twenty-six departments. Additionally a Deputy CEO, Chief Security Officer, Technical Director, General counsel and the department of Finance report directly to the Director General.

The internal audit works on behalf of the board.

Organizational chart
The Electricity System Operator division consists of the departments: Strategic Development, Systemutveckling, Power System, Power System Operation, Electricity Markets and Business Intelligence. The Grid division consists of the departments: Assets, Station Technology, Transmission Line Technology, Substation Projects, Transmission Line Projects, Urban and Regional Accessibility and Planning, Program Management and Offshore Connections. The Corporate Functions and Business Services division consists of the departments: Security and Preparedness, Procurement, Communications, Legal, Human resources, Real Estate and Sustainability. The IT division consists of the departments: IT Strategy and Governance, IT Applications Maintenance, IT Development, IT Infrastructure and Operations and IT Security. 

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 is located in Sundbyberg

Most of our employees work at the head office in Sundbyberg, but we also have offices in Sundsvall, Göteborg and Sollefteå. Svenska kraftnät also employs several hundred consultants and contractors around the country.