Energy sector: Sweden will need twice as much electricity
- Sweden will need more than double the amount of electricity over the next 20 years, according to the business organisation for the energy sector.
- Currently, approximately 140 TWh electricity is used in Sweden per year, but this is expected to soar to as much as 310 TWh by 2045.
- New industries, like a plant for fossil-free steel in Gällivare and a battery factory in Skellefteå, are behind the revised forecast.
For more on what’s behind Sweden’s increased electricity needs, listen to Radio Sweden’s full report.
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