Supreme Court gives Jämtkraft right to renovate the power station and construction of a fauna passage in Långforsen, it is clear in the judgment that was made public on the afternoon of 23 March. - I'm very happy about today's announcement. The issue is properly investigated and we can finally get started with the renovation. Långforsen will be able to provide renewable electricity while making it possible for fish and fauna that wander freely, says Tommy Borgh, President of electricity.
Two of jurisdiction; Land and Environment Court and the Land and Environmental Court has previously examined the issue and given Jämtkraft right renovating hydroelectric power station and implement environmental measures. Both judgments have been appealed by the Legal, Swedish Anglers fishing conservation associations and Älvräddarnas Unions. - The Supreme Court has now made the same assessment as the previous two instances; that the measures Jämtkraft want to do in Långforsen meets the modern environmental requirements. We want to make Pitkäkoski powerhouse better, it should be able to contribute more renewable electricity while taking into account biodiversity - it's the future force, says Tommy Borgh. The Supreme Court has now considered is whether the former judges of the Land and Environment Court and the Land and Environmental Court based on a proper environmental impact assessment. - We believe that the environmental impact assessment should be based on existing conditions and basic conditions, that is intact dam and powerhouse. Our counterpart believes instead that the assessment should be based on how the environment looks today with existing dust damage, says Tommy Borgh. Collaboration with locals Jämtkraft is in the process had a dialogue with those who live and work in the community about plans for Långforsen. - Together with the locals, we want to work for a positive development of Långforsen that area, both for recreation and fishing. The measures we want to do in Långforsen is at the forefront of environmental initiatives, thus consistent with the aspirations of local residents expressed, says Tommy Borgh. Closest to begin work on the detailed design and procurement of resources.