Sweden starts burning oil early

Facing major problems with its power supply, Sweden has had to fire up oil power plant Karlshamn long before the cold actually sets in.

Photo: Uniper

Sweden has long suffered from poor supply security, with transmission system operator Svenska Kraftnät deeming it necessary to draw on reserves. This means that oil-fired power plant Karlshamn has now been operational for nine days out of the past two weeks, reports Norwegian media E24.

It's the second time in a year that Sweden has had to fire up the Uniper-operated power plant. Last time was in February, when the country first ran into supply security issues.

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