Affordable, green and reliable energy
Sweden has one of the lowest energy prices in Europe, and most of Gävleborg offers the lowest electricity price class in Sweden. Only renewable electricity is generated in Gävleborg, and the region’s network has not had a major power outage since 1983. Gävleborg’s robust electricity grid and infrastructure has evolved over recent decades to meet the needs of energy intensive regional industries, such as steel and paper.
Projected electricity generation in Gävleborg in 2020 (GWh)
* primarily includes forest based bio-fuels.
Source: SCB, BioDrivX pilot study & Södra Norrlands Vindkraftcentrum
Sweden's electricity mix compared with other countries/regions
Only fossil fuel-free and non-nuclear renewable electricity is generated in Gävleborg. Sweden's national grid generates a very high proportion of its electricity from fossil fuel-free sources compared with other countries and regions.