We have a deregulated electricity market in Sweden
The electricity market in Sweden was deregulated in 1996, and we are currently 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 common 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 electricity grid operators.
Ei assists you in making the right choice as a consumer
The Swedish Energy Markets Inspectorate (Ei) monitors the electricity market and regulates the electricity network operations. We also inform you, as the customer, about matters such as how you change electricity supplier, how much it costs to connect to the electricity network, how you report your electricity supplier or electricity grid operator, and what you should do if you experience a power failure.