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