Energy and extraction

Here you can read on permits regarding energy aspects.

Permits marked with a form icon are included in the European services directive. You may apply for these permits electronically through this website.

Last updated: 2015-03-11

  • Constructing natural gas pipelines (application) 

    To construct or use a natural gas pipeline you must hold a concession (a kind of permit) from the Swedish Government.

  • Mining (application) 

    For the exploration and mining of mineral deposits on land, you must hold a permit from the Mining Inspectorate of Sweden.

  • Mining activities 

    A licence is required to mine or harvest rock, stone, gravel, sand, mud, soil, peat or other soil types, except for household needs.

  • Nuclear activities (application) 

    A permit is required from the Swedish Government or the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority to conduct nuclear activities but the application must always be...

  • Peat harvesting 

    The exploration and exploitation of peat deposits are regulated in the "Lag (1985:620) om vissa torvfyndigheter" (Sweden's Act on certain peat deposits) and...

  • Pipelines 

    Laying pipelines for the transport of crude oil or crude oil products, or of another fluid or gas (not natural gas) intended for use as fuel. As of 2013, the...

  • Power grids 

    Building and using electrical power transmission lines.

Responsible: Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth

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