- Mar 15, 2022 12:15 am GMT
Wind power generation in Sweden is expected to increase by some 70% by 2024 compared with last year's level amid a boom in capacity additions, the Swedish Energy Agency said in an analysis published on Monday.
Wind power generation is expected to rise from 27.4 terawatt hours (TWh) in 2021 to 46.9 TWh in 2024, driven by a strong expansion of installed capacity, according to a biannual forecast published by the government-appointed agency.
Hydropower and nuclear power will remain Sweden's largest and second-largest sources of electricity generation, at a steady 66 TWh and 52 TWh over the period.
Currently in Sweden, Hydro has the largest share of electricity generation followed by Nuclear with Wind in third place. You could say that Sweden has a Hydro-Nuclear-Wind grid.
In 2024, wind will still be behind nuclear but it will be in a much closer close third place just a few TWh behind. By the mid 20s wind will surpass nuclear. The Swedish grid will become a Hydro-Wind-Nuclear grid.
In the longer run as Sweden adds a lot more offshore wind capacity wind will have the dominate share of electricity generation in Sweden. Sweden will then have a Wind-Hydro-Nuclear grid.
Below is a separate article describing future offshore plans.
The Swedish Energy Agency will now, together with other relevant authorities, start the process of identifying suitable areas to enable an additional 90 TWh of electricity production at sea, the government said.
The Swedish Energy Agency’s assignment will be reported no later than March 2023. The Swedish Maritime Administration’s proposal must be submitted to the government no later than December 2024.
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