Welcome to IEA Wind Member Country Activities for Sweden

Sweden’s new wind energy installations in 2013 had a capacity of 862 MW, compared to 755 MW installed in 2012. At the end of 2013, the total installed wind generation in Sweden was 4,459 MW from 2,681 wind turbines. The goal is to increase renewable generation by 25 TWh compared to the level in 2002 by 2020. A major part of wind power research financed by the Swedish Energy Agency is carried out in the research programs Vindforsk, Vindval, Swedish Wind Power Technology Center (SWPTC), and wind power in cold climate. Vindforsk focuses on wind resources and establishment, operation and maintenance, and wind power in the power system. Vindval is a knowledge program focused on studying the environmental effects of wind power. SWPTC’s main objective is the design of an optimal wind turbine, which takes the interaction among all components into account. The program wind power in cold climate focuses on removing barriers that arise for wind power in cold climates.