Country profile: Sweden

Summary figures for 2017

The following information is from the NEA publication Nuclear Energy Data, the annual compilation of official statistics and country reports on nuclear energy in OECD member countries.

Country Number of nuclear power plants connected to the grid Nuclear electricity generation (net TWh) Nuclear percentage of total electricity supply
Sweden 8 63.0 (b) 39.6
OECD Europe127774.421.7
OECD Total3111 856.817.6
NEA Total 352 2 062.6 17.9
(b) Preliminary data.

Country report

Policy changes

The tax on thermal capacity was SEK 14 440 per MW per month during 2016, which is approximately SEK 0.07-0.08 per kWh. After the 2016 energy agreement, the tax on thermal capacity was reduced to SEK 1 500 from 1 July 2017 and then removed from 1 January 2018. The current charge for the nuclear waste fund (2015‑2017) is approximately SEK 0.04 per kWh.

Status update on nuclear power reactors

Source: Nuclear Energy Data 2018