The ENTSO-E 10 Years Conference, held in Helsinki, Finland, on 13th November 2019, takes a look at various issues affecting the European electricity transmission system operators (TSOs) now and in the future. ENTSO-E, the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity, represents 43 TSOs from 36 countries across Europe. »
Fingrid’s transmission lines are mainly located on land owned by private individuals. The aim of active communication is to facilitate interaction between the authorities, Fingrid, contractors and landowners throughout the various phases of transmission line projects. ￫
The Network Code for Emergency and Restoration (NC ER) specifies the common requirements for handling emergency, blackout and restoration states in the power system. NC ER harmonises the operation of power systems throughout the EU and with Third Countries.
New ideas and businesses are created when information arising from an organisation’s activities is made openly available for others. Fingrid’s open data service has been online for three years now, and it is used by parties such as researchers, application developers and the authorities.
In the future, flexible resources, such as battery storage facilities and micronetworks, will play an important role in keeping the power system in balance as the advent of fluctuating renewable generation causes power generation to be spread across various parts and voltage levels on the network. Fingrid is closely involved in research and development projects to identify the best ways of realising the potential of flexible resources on the road towards cleaner energy.
The government’s programme includes clear targets for increasing the amount of wind power built on market terms, which will create the opportunity to improve Finland’s self-sufficiency in terms of electricity generation, writes Director Timo Kiiveri from Fingrid. ￫
Power line areas are highly suitable places to feed game animals. Elk and deer seek out oats and clover, while a wetland or pond could be placed in dips under power lines to cater for game birds. Putting the land to effective use increases its value to local residents and hunters.
In mid-June, several disruptions occurred simultaneously in the regions around the border between Argentina and Uruguay, resulting in a large-scale power cut that left 48 million people without electricity. Timo Kaukonen, Manager of Operational Planning at Fingrid, answers questions about disruptions. ￫