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Important information

Please note that the data presented on this page is not completely accurate and instantaneous. Our purpose with the "control room" page is to illustrate phenomenon in the electricity system and provide insight into the work in our real control room. If you have other requirements for electricity market data, we recommend our statistics page as well as the Nord Pool website

The control room

In the control room we control and monitor the country's electrical system around the clock and ensure that there is always a balance between production and consumption of electricity in Sweden.

The Control room

We are responsible for Sweden's electrical system

We have overall responsibility for ensuring that the electricity supply is reliable and for providing suitable conditions for the trading of electricity.

Operations and the market

Balance

In order for the electricity system to work, there must always be a balance between production and consumption of electricity and a voltage frequency of 50 Hz.

 

The flow of electricity

Electricity trading in the Nordic and Baltic regions occurs in the Nordic power exchange Nord Pool Spot. The flow of electricity is from an electricity area with lower price to an area with higher price. Both the flow of electricity and the price are controlled by supply and demand. The price is valid for the current hour.

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Electricity is a Swedish export. Sweden's electricity consumption is about 140 TWh a year and in recent years, exports have been 10-20 TWh per year. We have many important electricity connections to neighbouring countries.

Data source: Statnett

Production

The main part of Sweden's electricity is produced by hydropower and nuclear power. On average, about 10 percent of the electricity is produced by wind power but production varies with the weather. The share of wind power will increase over the coming years. In the diagram, you can see how the output looks right now in Sweden and in the neighbouring countries we share information with. The data displayed on this page can not be downloaded. You can download the statistics we produce on the statistics page.

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Data source: Statnett

Production per country

SE DK NO FI EE LV LT Total
Production 21 780 5 766 14 708 8 057 535 675 586 52 107
Nuclear power 7 533 - - 2 796 - - - 10 329
Thermal power 1 254 1 989 259 2 828 338 156 60 6 884
Wind power 4 801 3 777 918 587 197 40 408 10 728
Not specified 428 - - 72 - 130 94 724
Hydro power 7 763 - 13 532 1 774 - 349 24 23 442
Total consumption 17 706 125 17 346 10 334 1 159 978 1 646 49 294
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Consumption

Electricity suppliers’ balance providers make predictions of how much electricity will be consumed by the hour. Sometimes, but not always, projections correspond to actual consumption. Each hour we calculate if there is a power shortage risk. The data displayed on this page can not be downloaded. You can download the statistics we produce on the statistics page.

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Sweden is divided into four bidding areas. Under the tabs in the table you can see the forecast and consumption for each bidding area.

Data source: Svenska kraftnät