EBR - successful technical co-operation between companies in Sweden and the influence of deregulation

L. Olsson
2001 16th International Conference and Exhibition on Electricity Distribution (CIRED 2001)   unpublished
When the electricity network was established in Sweden, a lot of different companies were created. The state and the local municipalities established their own distribution companies, and in rural areas many small distribution associations were formed. Some larger industrial manufacturers formed their own electricity supply, primarily for their own use, but also for supply of surrounding areas. The electrical network was thus constructed and expanded by a large number of different companies,
more » ... ferent in size and with various kinds of owners. These companies used to a large extent their own construction designs and working methods for their networks. EBR CO-OPERATION With this background the EBR (= "ElByggnads-Rationalisering" in Swedish, which might be translated as "Rational Construction of Distribution Networks") was developed. The co-operation started with overhead lines, and was later gradually extended to other parts of the network, until it today covers most of the distribution and even parts of the transmission networks, from 0.4 kV to 400 kV.
doi:10.1049/cp:20010913 fatcat:efczuvqp5ra6zcp6ng6sd7hm64