In march 2016, beating the security Police, Säpo, alarm in DN that Russia, through its agents, identifying vital infrastructure in Sweden. A specific goal is elkraftnätet.
Elkraftanläggningar is sought by Russian intelligence officers and businesses are being established in order to infiltrate the English market. It occurs as a part of the Russian preparations for war against Sweden, according to Säpo.
the Energy and telecommunications are the sectors we are most concerned about. It comes to the ground to be able to affect the transmission system, to intercept or interfere with telecommunications, " said Wilhelm Unge, chief analyst at Säpos counter-intelligence.
to build a robust power supply to transmit electrical power between the different parts of the country. According to the Swedish civil contingencies Agency, MSB, is devoid of important operations back-up power and can be switched out completely the case of an outage.
the Swedish national grid is therefore a key player in Sweden's electricity supply. As DN revealed, the authority has hired managers without the proper background check. It applies to positions in grade 1, the highest class of national security, according to the decisions of the government.
" Yes, it is. It is a fact that there is that kind of interest for our infrastructure, in a broader perspective, but also for the power grids, confirms Peter Hultqvist. He adds:
we must draw conclusions that this is a part of the new security policy situation and the new security policy situation. And that is why it is very important that we have regulations, follow-up and another that works on a sådamt way that we can check for Swedish interests, " says the secretary of defense.
Sweden began to build up a new defence forces. Since 2016 has hundreds of officials at the 46 civilian agencies were trained at secret courses. They have been carried out by the Swedish national defence college. At the top of the list of the authorities of the organization are the Swedish national grid.
" We need to work with medvetenhetsfrågorna continuously and in the long term. But we must also work with regulatory frameworks and legislation, responds to the minister of defence.
the Swedish national grid is subject to environment and energy. The minister of defence, referring detailed questions about the agency's conduct to the coordination and minister of energy Ibrahim Baylan (S).