The exceptionally high electricity prices that mainly affected southern and central Sweden will now be compensated.

The first payments will be made in May by Eskilstuna Energi & Miljö, to approximately 16,500 customers.

In Katrineholm, 7,100 households will receive compensation and a total of SEK 26 million will be distributed, Tekniska verken states in a press release.

Criticized by the opposition

The compensation will be paid for those who had an electricity consumption from 700 kWh to 2000 kWh per month.

The decision on electricity price support is criticized by the opposition, which thinks that a reduced fee on the electricity bill for December, January and February of around 1,500 is not enough.

The opposition believes that all households should receive the compensation.

Fredrik Stake works as marketing manager at Eskilstuna energy & environment - hear him tell you more about the compensation in the clip above.