• Sweden is likely to increase its solar power generation better than expected by 2022, as per Energimyndigheten
  • From 0.4 TWh of solar power generation in 2018, the agency forecasts it to grow to 1.7 TWh in 2022
  • As coal and nuclear power wane, wind power grows its clout in the energy generation system from 16.6 TWh in 2018 to 38 TWh in 2022

The Swedish Energy Agency Energimyndigheten believes solar power generation in the Nordic country is likely to increase faster than anticipated – to 1.7 TWh in 2022, up from 0.4 TWh in 2018. Wind power will grow by leaps and bounds to 38 TWh in 2022, from 16.6 TWh in 2018.

On the way, Sweden is expected to witness a decrease in the total supply and use of energy as nuclear power supply drops. Between 2019 and 2022, Sweden’s total power supply and use will decrease from 551 TWh to 526 TWh.

The industrial sector is likely to very slightly increase its energy use from 141 TWh in 2019 to 142 TWh in 2022, while the transport sector will increase its energy use. The use of coal in electricity and district heating production is expected to decrease sharply according to the agency, approaching zero over the years.

In its short-term forecast for the period between 2019 and 2022, the agency specified that the coronavirus pandemic is likely to affect the forecast in various sectors, but it hasn’t factored this in its estimates.

In 2019, the agency said Sweden installed 180 MW of new solar in 2018 to take cumulative installations to 411 MW (see Sweden Installed 180 MW Solar In 2018).