“I am very displeased with the owners of the nuclear power plants. They have promised for a while now that they would run at full capacity, but they’re not doing that now. When they don’t do it, we have to produce more hydroelectric power, which eats at our water reservoirs,” she told Swedish Radio News.
Sweden gets about half of its electricity from nuclear power, so as output sinks, electricity prices go up. What’s more, Swedes are consuming more electricity than usual because of the unusually cold winter. Some homeowners have already reported increases of over 400 US dollars per month.
Swedes will continue to see extremely high electricity bills until the nuclear power plants start producing energy at their normal rate.