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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.

Operations and Electricity Markets

In order for the electrical system to work, there must be a constant balance between production and consumption of electricity

Operations and Electricity Markets

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, net exports have been 10-30 TWh. We have many important electricity connections to neighbouring countries.

Data source: Statnett

The connections enable Sweden to export electricity when there is a surplus while import capability strengthens the Swedish security of supply. The map shows the flow right now and is updated every minute.

Data source: Statnett

Production

The main part of Sweden's electricity is produced by hydropower and nuclear power. On average, about 20 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 21 232 4 670 25 199 9 328 1 108 1 261 221 63 019
Nuclear power 6 943 - - 2 793 - - - 9 736
Thermal power 1 776 2 740 79 3 641 860 537 14 9 647
Wind power 1 889 1 930 872 693 249 10 92 5 735
Not specified 404 - - 173 - 101 89 767
Hydro power 10 220 - 24 247 2 028 - 613 26 37 134
Total consumption 20 346 4 525 19 092 12 421 1 248 971 1 690 60 293
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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