Five utility companies operating in Sweden risk heavy fines over operations efficiency
Tuesday, 16 April 2013
Companies that want to provide service in Sweden such as energy agreed
to the Swedish specific requirement of meeting a certain high
standard and continuous delivery. Failure to do that would mean
that the Swedish government comes on them hard like a tone of rocks.
At this moment, the Swedish Energy market Inspectorate
(Energimarknadsinspektionen) has threatens five electricity companies
with fines of up to Skr5 million, if they do not work better to avoid
long power cuts as we observed recently during the stormy winter.
During the winter of 2011/2012 there were 1.9 million power
outages in Sweden. Of these 79 000 lasted more than 24 hours, in
violation of act of operations requirements from such companies
operating in Sweden.
Five network companies must therefore demonstrate the steps they will
take to resolves these deficiencies in the future such that they don't
occur again, the energy inspectorate said in a statement. According to
an order from the Emergy Inspectorate (EI) if no deficiencies are not
resolved or proper approached design to show they they can be tackled
in the future, these companies risk fines of up to Skr5 million.
The energy companies in question are Eon Elnät Sverige, Fortum
Distribution, Vattenfall Eldistribution, Kramfors Energiverk and
The numbers of power outages are tied to the rough weather that was
experienced during the period in question. Between 27 November 2011 and
4 January 2012 several severe storms, the Sunday of Advent storm,
December storm, and storm Dagmar and Emil blew over Sweden wrecking
Together, the storms covered the whole country and the reason why power
outages were severe was that many trees fell over power lines and thus
causing the outages.
by Scancomark.com Team
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