During the cold months last year only about 50-60 percent of the reactors’ capacity was available due to extensive and complicated repairs but this year, Tommy Johansson at the Energy Markets Inspectorate, says that there is no reason why the reactors shouldn’t operate at full capacity.
“It happens that work done on the reactors is delayed but there is a difference this year compared to last year,” he told Swedish Radio News. “This year it is more about basic maintenance. Last year it was extensive work to increase the efficiency of the reactors.”
And despite the extreme cold the electricity prices have stayed at what is considered normal rates, just over 0.50 Swedish kronor per kilowatt hour.