January 8th, 2014

Ockelbo municipality in Gävleborg generates more energy from wind than any other Swedish municipality

Ockelbo municipality in Gävleborg is ranked first in terms of installed wind power capacity per municipality in Sweden according to Svensk Vindenergi’s (Swedish Wind Energy) latest wind power list.

Ockelbo municipality had an installed capacity of 246 MW by the middle of 2013, which is significantly greater than any other municipality in Sweden. The municipality was home to a total of 88 operational turbines as of June 2013, including 31 new turbines that became operational in the first half of the year.

Svensk Vindenergi’s latest wind power list is based on installed wind power capacity in each municipality in Sweden as of June 2013.

Wind energy in Sweden currently generates approximately 9 TWh of electricity, which accounts for over 6 percent of the country’s total electricity use. Annika Helker Lundström, CEO for Svensk Vindenergi, claims “the development of wind parks contributes to a stronger Swedish economy and a more competitive electricity market. Wind power provides opportunities for local ownership, as well as involving municipalities, companies and other stakeholders in the development of renewable energy.”

Learn more: Wind energy opportunities in Gävleborg

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