Government crackdown on network operators

Vattenfall and Ellevio (formerly Fortum) have raised their electricity distribution network tariffs by 38 per cent between 2010 and 2016. Other network operator companies have raised them by an average 16 per cent during the period, according to the Swedish Homeowners Association.

Noting the extortionate increase, Ibrahim Baylan, the energy minister, has now charged the Energy Markets Inspectorate to see if prices need to be regulated.