Hydrologiska aspekter på de höga europeiska elpriserna i augusti 2022
The electricity prices in Sweden and Europe during 2022 have reached very high levels. The main reason for this being the war in Ukraine, which has led to a decreased availability for gas. During summer, the electricity prices reached extreme levels when meteorological and hydrological factors worsened the situation on the electricity market. The highest daily electricity price on the Nordic market was reached August 30, when it was 462 €/MWh. In the present article we review how hydrological factors affected the electricity price in August 2022; drought, low water flow and high water temperature in European rivers.