Fingrid will be the first European transmission grid operator to make its real-time data storages available to partners. The open data collected by Fingrid can be utilised to provide companies, consumers and electricity market actors with new services and financial benefits as it becomes possible to monitor things like energy consumption with more accuracy. »
JYVSECTEC, operating at the JAMK University of Applied Sciences in Jyväskylä, has developed a realistic training environment where industry operators can train to prevent cyber attacks. Fingrid and Elenia piloted the training environment in the beginning of the year. »
This year, the theme for Fingrid's information security unit is training. The aim of the themed year is to create similar traditions for cyber training as for any other training by the transmission system operator. In the energy industry, interest in cyber training has developed in the wake of a threatening situation. »
The entire electricity system is undergoing an unprecedented change. Fingrid’s aim is to have effectively functioning electricity markets in the Baltic Sea region that ensure reliability of supply in all conditions. However, the “clean electricity system of the future” will require strong transmission connections in order to operate optimally. ￫
Fingrid has committed to the United Nations’ Global Compact corporate responsibility initiative and to promoting its sustainable development goals. Responsibility has been a part of the transmission system operator’s values and operating methods for a long time. Now the UN’s global sustainable development goals have also been linked with Fingrid’s business targets.
Don’t keep the windows open too long. We have to save nature because otherwise we won’t have it anymore. These are just some of the practical and even global issues that second graders at Pohjois-Haaga elementary school pondered when we asked them about what they had learned during Energy Saving Week. ￫
What if the electricity was cut off for a couple of weeks because of exceptional weather conditions? What would happen to the flow of information if normal communication devices didn’t work? Where would citizens get heat and water and how would we secure fuel distribution? These threats were the starting points for the large Jäätyvä (dealing with a widespread power outage caused by freezing weather) exercise held in Kuopio in October.
Fingrid is asking land owners and residents living near transmission lines to provide feedback as the basis for developing communications, also using new tools. E-mail, Facebook and SMS messages have been tested for land owner communications in the Vanaja–Tikinmaa construction project. An informative tower erection display attracted a large audience in Hämeenlinna.
The world is changing and Fingrid has to change with it. Major change factors are the energy system revolution and changes taking place in society. Today’s Fingrid will not be enough for our customers in the future. PUBLISHED 23.11.2017 ￫
The days when electricity flowed in one direction from combustion plants to consumer outlets are over. We are now in the midst of a global energy revolution caused by decentralised technologies and digitalisation – and Finland should take advantage of it. PUBLISHED 24.11.2017 ￫
I have followed the revision of the Finnish Working Hours Act with great interest. The need for this reform is apparent and, therefore, it was quite unfortunate that the working group tasked with it never reached a conclusion, writes Tiina Miettinen, Fingrid's Senior Vice President, HR and communications, in her blog posting. PUBLISHED 19.9.2017
Finland has been taken over by digitalisation fever. It seems to be reaching all sections of society and is approaching hype proportions. Fingrid has already been carrying out digitalisation for years, especially in the automation of power system operations and proactive maintenance solutions. Today, digitalisation is used to achieve efficiency and cost benefits in all sections of business. Published 8.9.2017. ￫
Main grid use, maintenance and construction affect the environment in many ways. Environmental safety is vital to Fingrid, so we compiled a pocket-sized information package – an environmental pack – for convenient use at worksites. ￫
Turvapuisto – an occupational safety training park – was opened in Kuopio at the end of August. The park is designed as a practical training environment for organisations. Other safety training parks are located in Espoo and Oulu. ￫