Skip to main content


Transforming Sweden’s energy system to be fossil-free and more resilient will take a lot of effort. To better understand what transformation is needed and what is possible, decision-makers need in-depth insights into both electricity production and electricity consumption. This is what AI Sweden’s energy initiative is about. The first step is an interactive simulation of the Swedish energy system.

The future demands for electricity in Sweden are going to be huge. Our base industries are striving to get fossil-free, even in very energy-intensive areas like steel production. At the same time, new energy-demanding production is also on its way, such as battery production. In addition, the automotive industry is moving fast towards electricity instead of petrol and diesel.

In this transformation, AI and data play a crucial role. By sharing data between shareholders, be it producers, consumers, or anything in between, it’s possible to build models to understand future energy needs as well as production. In a resilient electricity grid, AI will also be a key technology to plan, distribute, and balance the system at both local and national levels.


AI Sweden, with its partners in this project, presents an interactive simulation of the Swedish energy system. The goal is to foster an understanding of electricity production and consumption from local to national levels.

This tool visualizes the production and consumption of electricity, today and in the future, allowing users to play with various variables affecting electricity consumption – that includes both power (kW) and energy (kWh) demands.

The name 'Behovskartan' is Swedish and translates to 'The needs map'.

Experimenting with variables such as electrification of different sectors and energy consumption the user can explore different scenarios.

Project participants include Volvo GroupLKABSSABHitachi EnergyGöteborg EnergiEnergiföretagen SverigeLTU Business along with contributions from BolidenVattenfallLidköping Environment & TechnologyPower CircleSKGSEnergiforsk, and Chalmers providing data/knowledge support.

The project is financed by Vinnova and Västra Götalandsregionen.

Datastory has developed the design and user interface of Behovskartan on behalf of AI Sweden.

Project manager, Filip Kjellgren was interviewed by Anders Thoresson during 'Internetdagarna 2023' in Stockholm. (In Swedish, English subtitles are available).

Please reach out if you wish to participate – either by using 'Behovskartan' or by helping to improve it further!

A picture of Filip Kjellgren
Filip Kjellgren
Strategic Initiative Developer - Energy
+46 (0)70-161 38 20

We're seeking

  • Stakeholders with knowledge about future electric power requirements
  • Knowledgeable parties regarding national/international models that are worth considering
  • Potential collaboration partners

Get AI Sweden's Energy Initiative Updates!

For more information, contact

A picture of Filip Kjellgren
Filip Kjellgren
Strategic Initiative Developer - Energy
+46 (0)70-161 38 20