Energy Diary

Local businesses coping with power outages

Nattavaara, Gällivare, Sweden • Dirk Hagenbuch, 48, owner of village store with Eva-Karin Johansson Björk, 45, employee.

The local general store struggles with frequent and long-lasting outages, a problem that escalated over the fall of 2015.

 © Simon Eliasson

© Simon Eliasson

At one point we had no electricity for 43 hours. The week after, an outage lasted more than 20 hours. Food and goods worth hundreds of thousands of Swedish crowns went bad.

The local business association has since invested in an expensive generator that guarantees power supply to several enterprises.

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