Sweden: Overall Summary
The Kingdom of Sweden promotes renewable electricity through the 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. According to the Energy Agency, the construction, use and development of district heating infrastructure in Sweden is not regulated by law.
The following policies aim at promoting the development, installation and use of RES-installations. There are a number of voluntary training programmes and certification schemes for RES installers and grants for research and development in the field of wind energy.