Swedish Wind Power Association

About the association

The Swedish Wind Power Association was established in 1986 and has over 30 years of experience in the wind power industry. It started with the visionary entrepreneurs, landowners and others who invested in one or a few installations, and today we represent everything from the smaller wind power owners to the big producers.

We are committed! We are an experienced organizer and we annually organize conferences and informative seminars on current topics. We are an established referral body and a committed party in Sweden. Who believe in strength through collaborations.

Our main purpose is to promote the development of wind power under reasonable economic and financial conditions for producers. We are involved in wind power related projects and education, we provide information on research results and technological development, often in close cooperation with both authorities, organizations and business, both nationally and internationally.

The association is open to everyone. In addition to producers, our members include service and maintenance companies, suppliers and projectors, private persons and others.

A bit of history

The Swedish Wind Power Association was formed at a wind power symposium in Bohuslän in August 1986. The initiator was M.A. Ann Wennberg. Bengt Simmingsköld was elected the first chairman of the association and Birgitta Dahl, then environment minister, gave the opening speech.

The Swedish Wind Power Association pushed through investment support for wind power following the liberalization of the electricity market.

In 1996 came the so-called 9-öringen and new investment support. They were followed by the environmental bonus and electricity certificates in a major renewable energy initiative.

In 1990, there were 50 wind turbines larger than 50 kW, almost all built after the association was formed. Many new wind power companies were formed after inspiration from the Swedish Wind Power Association, which also became a referral body in government investigations. Our members, the pioneers, have started many wind power projects and shown the way for the wind power industry.

Over the years, the association has responded to many referrals that were the basis for decisions that have had a direct impact on the expansion of Swedish wind power.

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Important years

  • 1986

    The association is established in August.

  • 2003

    Global Wind Day, vindkraftsdagen genomförs för första gången på initiativ av Svensk Vindkraftförening. Idag är det en global händelse som firas årligen den 15 juni.

  • 2008

    Winterwind is being conducted for the first time in Åsele.

  • 2011

    25th anniversary is celebrated in Varberg. The magazine releases its first anniversary number. Download here.

  • 2012

    Ulla Hedman Andrén is recruited as new operations manager.

  • 2013

    The office moves from Alingsås to Falkenberg.

    Örjan Hedblom leaves the association after 15 years.

  • 2014

    The Swedish Wind Power Association is chosen to host the World Wind Energy Conference, WWEC. The conference is organized annually by the World Wind Energy Association in collaboration with a local member.

  • 2016

    The magazine Svensk Vindkraft releases its second anniversary number 30years. Download here.

  • 2017

    The Swedish Wind Power Association hosts WWEC2017 in Malmö.

  • 2018

    Winterwind International Wind Energy Conference celebrates 10 years and is more current than ever. New feature during the anniversary year is the Open Innovation Contest.

Our coworkers

Editor in chief

Peter Wiklund

Editor in chief for
the magazine.

070-824 04 14

Ad seller

Magnus Nordén

Ad sales for the magazine.

070-659 69 25

small-scale wind

Sven Ruin

Small-scale wind.

070-229 86 78

Registry office

Jan-Åke Jacobson


076 716 05 50


Our Board


Jeanette Lindeblad

More than 20 years of experience in the wind power industry. Special area of ​​business development and project development.

070-605 44 41


Vice Chairman

Carl-Arne Pedersen

En gedigen och mångårig erfarenhet inom energi och vindkraftbranschen.. Varav 11 är som VD för Varberg Energikoncernen. 

072-338 71 77


Niklas Lundaahl

CEO of Dala Vind AB since 2017. Niklas has broad experience from the energy industry and has worked for many years as project manager for wind power.

023-48 80 65


Andreas Wickman

Sedan 1986 har Andreas varit med och skapat ett ökande intresse för vindkraften både på land och i hav.

070-828 74 30



Ingvar Bartholdsson

Ingvar works as an agricultural adviser at Falkenbergs Sparbank.
He has been involved in many wind power projects over the years.

0346-55 108


Lars Jacobsson

Responsible for operations and maintenance at Rabbalshede Kraft since 2014.


070-600 05 53 lars.jacobsson@rabbalshedekraft.se


Jenny Longworth

Jenny har en lång och bred teknisk och affärsrelaterad erfarenhet inom vindbranschen genom en rad olika ledande positioner. Just nu som ansvarig för Kjeller Vindteknikk AB

072-525 67 69 jenny.longworth@vindteknikk.com

Nomination committee

Nomination committee / coordinator

Göran Ronsten


070-594 65 00

Nomination committee

Jesper Knudsen


070-496 56 55

Nomination committee

Fredrik Lindahl

070-444 90 94


Nomination committee

Tanja Tränkle

070-149 90 66