Extended power plant revisions force alternatives upon Sweden

With all of six power plants closed and a revision of Ringhals 3 and 4, Sweden's already challenged grid suffers from additional capacity shortages.

Photo: Vattenfall

The Swedish power grid has been under pressure for some time now, and perhaps it's no surprise that the shutdown of several power plants combined with the revision of two has led to several shortages in electricity supply.

This has also forced transmission system operator Svenska Kraftnät to look for alternatives to make up for the shortages, prompting the TSO to opt for cogeneration. And though this solves a problem here and now, the industry is critical, writes Swedish media Tidningen Näringslivet (TN).

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