Sweden: Overall Summary

The Kingdom of Sweden promotes renewable electricity through a quota system, tax regulation mechanisms and a subsidy scheme. In Sweden, tax exemptions are the main incentives to support renewable heating. The main incentive for renewable energy use in transport is a tax exemption for biofuels.

In Sweden, the grid operator is obliged to connect electricity generation systems to the grid, transmit electricity and expand the grid. Renewable energy is not given priority. Companies operating a district heating network are obliged to negotiate terms to connect a heating plant. If no agreement can be met, the operator of district heating network shall grant a regulated grid access to this heat generation plant.

Concerning policies promoting the development, installation and use of RES-installations, there is a grant for research and development in the field of wind energy.


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