Sweden can't guarantee open power market in 2021

There'll be periods in 2021 when Sweden will shut down its transmission capacity to neighboring countries. Once again, the cause is a bottleneck near Gothenburg, but the TSO pledges improvement.

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When 2021 comes around, Sweden will once again need an exemption from EU regulations on the open power market, Swedish transmission system operator Svenska Kraftnät tells EnergyWatch.

"We need another extension of the exemption because we will have a few cases with higher restrictions on the cross-border connections. Otherwise we'll break the rules," says Svenska Kraftnät's head of operations, Erik Ek.

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