During the first six months of the year, Swedish wind turbines generated just over 10 terawatt hours of electricity, an increase of almost 40 per cent. If the trend continues, the total production of wind power this year will be 20 terawatt hours, more than any previous year, reports Swedenergy.
Meanwhile, although there are reports of a power shortage in some parts of Sweden due to a scarcity of cables and power lines, Swedish electricity exports have hit a new high.
One explanation for the increase in exports is Finland's need for electricity imports, due to the country's greatly delayed expansion of nuclear power. The main buyers of Swedish electricity are Denmark, Finland, Germany, Lithuania and Poland.
During the first half of 2019, Sweden’s net exports of electricity amounted to 13.8 terawatt hours, compared to approximately 10 terawatt hours a year ago.
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