How do we get electricity networks for the future? 1/6

The electrification of everything from Swedish industry to our transport sector is proceeding at a rapid pace and is a prerequisite for combating climate change. While the debate is raging about how we should produce more and more electricity, the electricity networks that will deliver it are silent.

This is a major problem. The challenge of getting sufficient electricity networks in place in time is monumental and the costs that ultimately end up on the electricity network customers will be staggering. If we do not take the expansion of electricity grids seriously, there is a great risk that there will be no electricity at the outlet and that Sweden will miss the set climate goals, regardless of how much wind or nuclear power we build.

The Environment and Public Health Institute (EPHI) has brought together some of the brightest minds in a series of short reports describing the challenges of the future electricity grid.

In this first of six reports, we get Henrik Henriksson's perspective on the electricity grid issue. Henriksson is the CEO of H2 Green Steel, which uses hydrogen instead of coke to produce steel with minimal environmental impact. Hydrogen production requires significant amounts of reliable electricity, delivered on time, to the right place.


If you fix the grid, we fix the climate! - Henrik Henriksson (pdf)

Henrik Henriksson presents his report