Ellevio is making a record-breaking investment in the electrical grid in Torsby. This is a project worth around SEK 100 million over two years, and a total of 3,400 households will get a modern, weather-proof electrical grid.
Torsby is one of Sweden’s largest municipalities in terms of size, but also one of the least densely populated. That means a lot of electrical grid per household. Ellevio owns the majority of the grid in the municipality and is now making a record-breaking investment to modernise and weather-proof lines and stations.
- “In historical terms, it is many years since there were investments of this size in the electrical grid in Torsby. It involves around SEK 100 million over two years and 20 or so projects, so there will be a real tangible difference,” says Magnus Fredriksson, Area Manager at Ellevio.
For residents of Torsby, the project represents a huge boost. Municipal Commissioner Ann-Katrin Järåsen is positive about Ellevio’s major investment in her municipality.
- “For those of us who live in rural areas, electricity supply is incredibly important. We are very vulnerable when the supply goes down. The fact that the project will also create local jobs is, of course, very pleasing,” says Järåsen.
During 2016, around 95 kilometres of cabling were buried in nine projects. This year seven projects will be launched, involving 100 kilometres of cabling being buried in the ground. There will also be around 75 new substations that will be set up around the municipality. Ellevio is also refurbishing the Brattmon regional substation in a project worth around SEK 25 million.
- “Today, customers in rural areas are quite rightly demanding the same high level of supply reliability as urban residents. You need to be able to live your life in a rural area, and for us at Ellevio it is an important matter that everyone has the right to electricity around the clock, all year round – regardless of where they live,” says Anders Öberg, Electrical Grid Manager at Ellevio.
Projects in Torsby 2016-2017
Bastuknappen, SEK 5 million
Källmon-Aspberget, SEK 5.5 million
Letafors, SEK 3.9 million
Lillskogshöjden, SEK 4.5 million
Brattbacken, SEK 2.5 million
Övre Brocken, SEK 4.5 million
Nedre Brocken, SEK 3 million
Fensbol, SEK 3.6 million
Torsby, SEK 1 million
Total: SEK 33.5 million
Lillberget-Bjurberget, SEK 5 million
Nyskoga, SEK 3 million
Mårbacken, SEK 12 million
Hallen-Griparna, SEK 1 million
Kristinefors-Digerberget, SEK 10 million
Ambjörby, SEK 1 million
Röjden, SEK 8 million
Brattmon, SEK 25 million
Total: SEK 65 million