How do we get electricity networks for the future? 5/6

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 the first four reports, we focused on what is at stake, on the scale and nature of the challenge. In this, the fifth of six reports, Mats Nilsson looks for the solutions and what reforms and changes we need to put in place to ensure adequate electricity grids for the future.

Mats Nilsson is an associate professor and researcher with a focus on
environment and the economics of the electricity market.


The role of the state in the next big challenge of the electricity system - Mats Nilsson (pdf)

Mats Nilsson presents his report

Mats Nilsson and others in Almedalen - How do we get an electricity grid for the future?