Swedish offshore wind caught in crossfire following military veto

Sweden had otherwise set a target to have 900 MW in offshore wind capacity installed by 2030 but now lacks a plan to make this happen. The country's military has taken a central position in the matter and has crushed promising Swedish projects.

Photo: Henning Bagger/Ritzau Scanpix


While Sweden's onshore wind build-out is peaking with signed contracts totaling 2.7 GW to be installed within the coming 12 months, prospects for the country's offshore wind sector remain in a bind. To date, Sweden has only 190 MW of offshore wind capacity, and the latest 48 MW, the Kårehamn facility, were commissioned back in 2013.

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