Country profile: Sweden

Summary figures for 2016

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) 2016
Nuclear percentage of total electricity supply
Sweden
10
54.3
*
34.3
 
OECD Europe
130
790.4
22.3
 
OECD Total
317
1 877.5
18.5
 
NEA Total
352
2 061.1
18.7
 

* Preliminary data

Country report

Policy changes

The tax on thermal capacity was SEK 14 440 per MW thermal capacity per month during 2016, which is approximately SEK 0.07-0.08 per kWh.

The tax on thermal capacity is however likely to be phased out over a period of two years according to the political cross-party agreement made in 2016. In a first step, the tax is suggested to be reduced to SEK 1 500 from 1 July 2017. The second step is to remove the tax from 1 January 2018.

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

Status update of nuclear power reactors

Source: Nuclear Energy Data 2017

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Last reviewed: 6 November 2017