BMI View: As the Government continues to struggle to identify a solution to its lack of sufficient baseload capacity once nuclear comes offline, our forecasts for the sector remain substantially unchanged this quarter. We expect that nuclear closures in Sweden will lead the country's government to aim to stimulate growth in the non-hydropower renewables sector over the coming decade, as limited scope for nuclear and hydropower new-builds will elevate the importance of wind and biomass power to energy security.
|e/f = BMI estimate/forecast. Source: EIA, UN Data, BMI|
|Generation, Total, TWh||160.018||149.441||151.242||153.887||149.207||144.497||145.383|
|Consumption, Net Consumption, TWh||127.5||128.8||130.0||131.1||132.2||133.2||134.0|
|Capacity, Net, MW||41,197.1||41,912.2||41,887.9||42,248.4||41,761.9||41,176.2||41,473.7|
Latest Updates And Structural Trends
In 2016, the Swedish coalition government (comprising the Social Democrats, the Moderate Party, the Green Party, the Centre Party and the Christian Democrats) ruled that the current tax on nuclear power will be phased out in stages over the next two years. The decision, which signifies a significant U-turn in the left-wing ruling party's policy on nuclear energy, reflects the government's realisation that base-load nuclear power will be needed to support additional intermittent renewables and hydropower generation in the Swedish power mix. That said, we still expect the three ageing nuclear reactors to be phased out by 2020 - with the final decision having been taken by utilities E.ON and Vattenfall. This will lead to a drop in baseload power generation over the next five years, which we expect will be plugged by renewables power generation and electricity trade with the Nord Pool.
Electricity trade between the Nord Pool - which includes Sweden - and external power markets will drive Nordic energy policy over the next decade, as power exports will generate revenues that can be directed towards maintaining and upgrading mature hydropower facilities. Power imports will also help plug gaps in the regional supply due to baseload capacity coming offline amid low Nord Pool wholesale prices.
As an extension of a nuclear phase-down, biomass will play an increasingly important role in Sweden's power mix over the next decade. The country's well-established forestry sector and biomass' high leverage in the heating sector will mean the sector will mean that the potential for combined heat and power (CHP) facilities pose an upside to our 10-year biomass forecast.
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