Du måste aktivera javascript för att sverigesradio.se ska fungera korrekt och för att kunna lyssna på ljud. Har du problem med vår sajt så finns hjälp på http://kundo.se/org/sverigesradio/
winter weather

Higher electricity prices on the way?

Published onsdag 16 februari 2011 kl 11.20
A rather frozen hydroelectric power station in Porjus in Northern Sweden. Photo: Fredrik Sandberg/Scanpix

Record-low levels of water in Sweden's reservoirs may mean even higher electricity bills, as the cost of hydroelectric electricity goes up, according to Swedish Radio news.

The dry and cold winter has meant that the water reserves in Sweden and Norway are only a third full, meaning there is a shortfall of water worth 40 terrawatt hours. That's about what Denmark uses in a whole year.

If the winter is a long one, that could mean higher prices for consumers.

Our journalism is based on credibility and impartiality. Swedish Radio is independent and not affiliated to any political, religious, financial, public or private interests.
Har du frågor eller förslag gällande våra webbtjänster?

Kontakta gärna Sveriges Radios supportforum där vi besvarar dina frågor vardagar kl. 9-17.

Du hittar dina sparade avsnitt i menyn under "Min lista".