Sweden becomes the largest net exporter of electricity in Europe

15:32 11 August Kyiv, Ukraine

Sweden became the largest net exporter of electricity in Europe in the first six months of 2022.

This is evidenced by the data of the analytical platform EnAppSys on Thursday, August 11.

Sweden exported 16 TWh during the first half of the year. At the same time, most of the Swedish electricity went to Finland (7 TWh) and Denmark (4 TWh).

It is indicated that usually France ranks first in Europe in terms of electricity exports. But this year, structural problems with its nuclear sector meant that France had to source significant amounts of electricity from other countries and became an importer.

Germany was the second largest net exporter during this period with 15.4 TWh, double the level of the previous half of 2021. Bulgaria is in third place with 6.6 TWh.

However, Italy remained the largest net importer during the first six months of 2022, receiving 22 TWh from outside the country, of which 9.6 TWh came from Switzerland and 6.7 TWh from France.