In 2014, Eskilstuna municipality bought four wind turbines outside Sollefteå for SEK 165 million. With the help of tax relief for wind power, the deal would help reduce own electricity costs by SEK 10 million per year.
That has not happened. The tax breaks disappeared and the wind farm has instead become a loss-making business in the multi-million class.
After the election last year, the city council announced that the park would be sold.
Eskilstuna municipal company has hired a broker to help with the deal and on the last of August this year the tender period expired.
According to the chairman of the board of the municipal companies, Lars Andersson (S), tenders have been received, but he does not want to say anything about the number or size of the bids.
"I don't want to say anything. It would be dereliction of duty to talk about this now that we are in a sensitive phase, he says.
Andersson says that the goal is for the deal to be completed before the end of the year and the hope is that the city council can make a decision on the sale in November or December.
The clip below explains why Eskilstuna municipality owns wind turbines in Norrland.
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