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Contingency planning

Svenska kraftnät is the authority for Sweden's electricity contingency planning. This means that we must ensure that the entire Swedish electricity supply is prepared for events such as war, terrorism, and earthquakes. This thus regards disruptions that are beyond the individual power companies' own responsibility. 

We are working to prevent such disruptions and to manage them should they arise. We ensure that measures are implemented to enhance contingency planning in technology, communications and physical security. In addition, we train the industry and carry out contingency exercises.

We also publish regulations aimed at electricity companies. The regulations are linked to the Constitution of electricity contingency planning.

The disruptions Svenska kraftnät is responsible for usually affect large areas – sometimes the whole of Sweden. Therefore, we coordinate contingency planning measures at both regional and national levels.