About 98 percent of the electricity we transport via our grids at Ellevio is produced almost entirely without carbon dioxide emissions. This mix of electricity is unique from both a global and climate perspective, but it does not mean that we do not have any areas for improvement. Carbon dioxide free electricity is a positive thing, but renewable electricity is even better. In the future, the level of renewable electricity will need to rise in order for Sweden to achieve its ambitious politically-grounded environmental and climate ambitions.
If the electricity we use today were produced in a renewable manner, in exactly the same locations and in the same quantities as before, it would not place any greater requirements on the electricity networks.
In the future, however, small-scale production is expected to increase dramatically. There is great interest among the Swedish population in producing their own electricity, and technological progress in areas such as solar panels has made it possible for more people to produce electricity at a reasonable cost for their own use or for sale.
Ellevio invested more than SEK 10 billion between 2016 and 2019 to modernise and future-proof our electricity grids, a tripling compared with the previous four-year period. However, the need for investments in the future-proofing of Sweden will remain for the foreseeable future. With the right circumstances and with reasonable conditions, Ellevio will continue its investment programme for decades to comeWe want to be able to invest in modern, reliable and flexible electricity networks to guarantee future economic growth and ensure the transition to a sustainable society. To enable necessary investments to be made in the electricity networks, a longterm, predictable and stable regulation is required.