Sweden: Summary

Updated: 17.01.2019

Author: Oskar Vågerö

Support schemes

The Kingdom of Sweden promotes renewable energy through various incentives, the most important of them being the quota system, which is based on a certificate trading system. Furthermore, tax regulation mechanisms and a subsidy scheme have been introduced.

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Grid issues

In Sweden, access of electricity from renewable sources to the grid is subject to the general provisions laid down in the Electricity Act. According to these statutory provisions, the grid operator shall hold a licence, which obliges him to connect electricity generation systems to the grid, transmit electricity and expand the grid. Renewable energy is not given priority.

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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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