Electricity Shortages in Major Swedish Cities – A Market Perspective

Pär Holmberg Thomas Tangerås

A lack of capacity in the electricity grid leads to growing regional imbalances in the electricity supply, whereas expanding the grid takes time. However, the problem of local electricity shortages could be reduced by the market if the Swedish bidding zones are redesigned, according to researchers Pär Holmberg and Thomas Tangerås in a new SNS report.

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About the authors

Pär Holmberg is an associate professor of economics and has a PhD in electric power engineering. He is a researcher at the Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN) and is affiliated with the Energy Policy Research Group (EPRG) at the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, and the Program on Energy and Sustainable Development (PESD) at Stanford University, United States.

Thomas Tangerås is an associate professor of economics. He is a researcher at the Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN) and is affiliated with the Energy Policy Research Group (EPRG) at the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, and the Program on Energy and Sustainable Development (PESD) at Stanford University, United States.