Following the report, Vattenfall’s Senior Executive Vice President Hans von Uthmann announced his resignation. TV4 News says that according to their sources this comes because von Uthmann opposed selling the Swedish electrical network. Vattenfall’s press spokesman denies, however, any connection.
Now the chairman of Vattenfall’s board of directors, Lars Westerberg admits Swedish Radio News that the idea has been discussed by its board. But, he says, no decision has been made.
Nearly 850,000 Swedish households are connected to Vattenfall’s network.