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South set for electricity price hike

'Electricity should flow freely across the borders'
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Southern Sweden's electricity consumers may be set for higher bills, as the national market is split into four tariff regions and close-by Germany shuts down its nuclear power plants.

Germany's decision to decommission its nuclear plants may affect exports to Sweden where demand soars in the winter.

"Electricity prices can rise if the winter is very cold," said Lars Lagerkvist, CEO at electricity company's Eon's sales division, to SR Ekot.

German electricity producers are attempting to make up the loss of installed capacity caused by the closure of several nuclear plants. Large scale coal fire plants are under construction and should compensate for the lost electricity production within two years.

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