Swedish energy company Göteborg Energi has called for securing the electricity supply in the Gothenburg region and government investments of billions of SEK in the electricity grid and raised electricity production as soon as possible. This is due to major industrial investments that consume huge amounts of electricity. Swedish grid developer Svenska Kraftnät agrees with the view, as electricity use in Gothenburg and Västra Götaland is estimated to almost double in the coming ten years. Svenska Kraftnät has launched initiatives to renovate existing powerlines and set up new lines. The area has strong electricity shortage, as around 30% of electricity is produced locally. In case of high consumption, the area is depending on more than 90% imports. Major obstacles are long permit processes and the fact that there is no authority with planning responsibility.