Sweden has excellent conditions for establishing large-scale wind farms, with extensive areas of land, good wind conditions and a stable, deregulated electricity market. Wind power expansion has surged ahead in Sweden, making us one of the European countries with the most wind power as a percentage of our total electricity generation. Wind power is expected to play an even greater role in the energy system of the future, as a planned phase-out of nuclear power will create a need for new generation capacity.
Recent years have seen great technical advances in wind power with longer blades, larger generators and higher towers dramatically reducing the cost of wind power per kilowatt hour produced. As a consequence, wind power is now the cheapest way of producing new renewable electricity in Sweden.