Country profile: Sweden

Summary figures for 2015

The following information is from the NEA publication Nuclear Energy Data, the annual compilation of official statistics and country reports on nuclear energy in OECD member countries.

Country
Number of nuclear power plants connected to the grid
Nuclear electricity generation
(net TWh) 2015
Nuclear percentage of total electricity supply
Sweden
10
54.3
*
34.3
 
OECD Europe
131
805.0
22.9
 
OECD Total
317
1 878.7
18.4
 
NEA Total
352
2 073.9
18.7
 

* Preliminary data

Country report

Policy changes

The tax on thermal capacity was raised during 2015 from SEK 12 648/MW thermal capacity to SEK 14 440. That is approximately SEK 0.07-0.08/kWh.

There has been an ongoing procedure concerning the legality of this tax that started in the Swedish court and ended up in Europe's highest court. In October 2015, the European Court of Justice's seventh chamber decided that the tax does not fall within the scope of two European Council Directives and is therefore a national, rather than European Commission, matter.

The current (2015-2017) charge for the nuclear waste fund is approximately SEK 0.04/kWh.

Status update of nuclear power reactors

Source: Nuclear Energy Data 2016

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Last reviewed: 21 December 2016