The High Coast is the place in Sweden where most investment in wind power is being made. While other parts of Sweden have problems with power shortages, 230 wind turbines are being built in six wind farms along the High Coast right now.
The electricity company E.ON is behind the investment of nearly SEK 1 billion which, in addition to the wind turbines, also includes a 110 km long 130 kV network that will distribute the power from the wind farms.
“E.ON has the goal that Sweden should only produce and distribute either recycled or renewable energy by 2025 at the latest. It is both a fantastic goal and also very challenging and the investment in the High Coast is an important part of our journey towards a more renewable Sweden”, says Nicklas Bohman, Key Account Manager at E.ON Nordic.
In total, it will be about delivering 1150MW of renewable wind power across the network.
“Wind power investment is being made in the High Coast area now because of the good wind conditions, which we have been investigating for many years”, says Nicklas Bohman. ”Then there is also the proximity to the core network and the surroundings itself. We have also been met with a very positive response in the region, because it is understood that the investment creates new opportunities for the district.”
This is something that also makes ripples and creates opportunities for establishments of other activities, according to Mikael Aamisepp, Investment manager at High Coast Invest:
“E.ON’s investment is really important for the region. It will create 1000 new jobs during the construction period and strengthens our regional network. In addition, the investment creates the conditions for the establishment of other activities where green energy is an important input, such as for example, data centers or power-intensive industries.”