The Swedish government has taken a proactive step by appointing a special investigator, Bo Diczfalusy, to comprehensively review the structure of the electricity market in the nation. The investigation's key focal points include ensuring high supply security, establishing long-term planning conditions, clarifying system responsibility, and addressing the liquidation of designated electricity contracts.
Welcoming this initiative, the Swedish Wind Energy Association has advocated for a technology-inclusive perspective in the investigation. It underscored the rapid evolution of the sector, emphasizing the potential of integrating various technologies, such as solar, wind, and batteries, to enhance delivery security, flexibility, and overall net benefits.
The association highlighted wind power's unique position for rapid and extensive expansion, particularly until 2035 when several new industries are anticipated to significantly increase their energy consumption. The group stressed the importance of designing a new electricity market model that fosters favorable conditions for long-term investments in the wind power industry.
Given the evolving legislative landscape, prompted partly by new EU regulations and the Tido Agreement, Sweden is compelled to make changes to its electricity market framework. The investigation, slated to present its proposals on April 25, 2025, plays a pivotal role in shaping the future of Sweden's energy landscape.