Electricity trade in Sweden is deregulated. As a customer you can decide from who you want to buy your electricity. Electricity distribution, however, takes place via the electricity network monopoly. Electricity network operations in Sweden are regulated by the Swedish Energy Markets Inspectorate (Ei). We also inform customers about how they can be active as electricity consumers.
We have a deregulated electricity market in Sweden
The electricity market in Sweden was deregulated in 1996, and we are also part of the European electricity market. The electricity that we use here in Sweden is manufactured both domestically and abroad. All electricity is transported throughout the entire country in a electricity network. Sale of electricity is competitive, and customers have approximately 120 suppliers to choose from.
The distribution of electricity, however, is conducted in a monopoly. Different companies are responsible for different parts of the electricity network around the country. In total, there are approximately 170 Distribution Systems Operators (DSO:s). Sale of electricity is competitive. Customers have approximately 120 suppliers to choose.
Making the right choice as a consumer
The Swedish Energy Markets Inspectorate (Ei) monitors the electricity market and regulates the electricity network operations. Ei also assists customers to become more aware of their rights, possibilities and responsibilities. We inform the customer about matters such as:
- How to change electricity supplier
- The costs of connecting to the electricity network
- How to report your electricity supplier or DSO
- What to do if you experience a power failure
- Telephone support for consumers (Ei:s Konsumentkontakt).