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2024-07-19 16:11:09

How to apply for power exchange designation in Sweden

A company applying to be designated as a power exchange in Sweden needs to clearly demonstrate to the Swedish Energy Markets Inspectorate (Ei) that the company complies with all of the requirements set out in Article 6 of the Regulation on Capacity Allocation and Congestions Management.

The company must maintain compliance with the requirements. This is a compulsory obligation for a company to be designated and also to retain the status of being designated as a power exchange.

Ei, or other national regulatory authorities in other Member States where the company operates as a power exchange, has the right to revoke the designation if the company fails to maintain compliance with the requirements set out in Article 6 of the Regulation.

Applications must be complete

In order for Ei to process an application, it must be complete. This means that all information requested by Ei is included in the application.

If the application does not contain complete information, Ei will promptly contact the company to inform them that the application is missing mandatory information.

In normal cases, Ei intends to decide whether the application can be approved within 50 working days, provided that the application contains the required information. Working days means all days that are not public holidays according to the Swedish Act on Public Holidays (1989:253) and which are not Saturday, New Year's Eve, Easter Eve, the Eve of Epiphany, Whitsun Eve, Midsummer Eve or Christmas Eve.

If the company wants sections of the application to be kept confidential

Specify in the application those sections that the company wishes to be covered by confidentiality under the Public Access to Information and Secrecy Act (2009:400), and the reason behind the request for confidentiality.

A non-confidential version is to be attached to the original application.

How to submit an application

Ei accepts applications by mail or electronically.

Applications can be sent via mail to



Box 155

631 03 Eskilstuna

For more info on our address details please read here

Applications can be sent electronically to:


An electronic application must be signed in order to be considered complete from the date it was received by Ei. If it is not, an original signed document must be submitted to Ei within 3 working days.