Swedish grid developer Svenska Kraftnät reported that there have been record-many applications for connecting new offshore wind power to the electricity network. Swedish Minister for Energy Khashayar Farmanbar says that Sweden stands ahead of the possibly largest electricity system development ever. The Government has taken steps to ensure a total offshore wind power production of 120 TWh annually. This is almost as much as the current annual consumption in Sweden, says Farmanbar. Meanwhile, applications to Svenska Kraftnät have already surpassed 120 TWh. According to Farmanbar, the Government has already made proposals for shortening permit processes, but increased acceptance for new power stations and infrastructure from citizens and municipalities is also needed.