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Here's why your power bills are getting more expensive

It has been a cold week in Sweden. Photo: Fredrik Sandberg/TT

Published: 21.Jan.2019 08:28 hrs

A cold winter has sent the cost of electricity soaring in Sweden.

The electricity spot price in the Nordics hit 0.63 kronor per kilowatt hour ($0.07) on Sunday, significantly higher than the same period last year.

"It's a bit of a weather phenomenon. It is cold and that drives consumption," Faraz Axima, CEO of electricity site Elskling told Swedish news agency TT on Monday morning.

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