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 renewal of the electricity market represents an opportunity for market actors and consumers. However, the transition phase will create pressure to change and uncertainty for both groups as the discussion shifts to bidirectional power system products, energy community regulations and energy storage. »
The energy transformation is increasingly visible in our daily lives. Electricity is being produced in a more decentralised manner in smaller units. Research and development play an important role in terms of implementing this
major change in the power system in a controlled manner, writes Senior Vice President Asta Sihvonen-Punkka. PUBLISHED 17.9.2018.
The Finnish main grid is a business accelerator; it helps to build new export assets for the future around clean electricity and open data. Finland has a rare situation on its hands: We are a pioneer in a technology for which there is an acute, global demand. ￫
Sometimes the best perspectives come from an entirely different industry. Recently, Fingrid has actively tested some of the different concepts for bringing competence together and creating innovation. For example, various innovation events and competitions create an inspiring atmosphere, which in the best cases leads to new creative, productive cooperation. ￫
Fingrid’s innovation activity is primarily aiming for more efficient and higher-quality operations. Development work is being done in cooperation with experts from different sectors. Everyday examples of this are the Noiseless Acoustics sound camera and the NordSafety reporting system. ￫
As a transmission system operator, Fingrid has a central role in powering Finland. During the past year 2017, we continued to develop the grid for the power system of the future, writes Fingrid's President and CEO Jukka Ruusunen. Take a look at the Annual Report: annualreport.fingrid.fi/en/
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Finland will begin to renew the main grid’s 110 kilovolt transmission lines in North Karelia next year. The wooden towers are more than 50 years old and aging. They will be replaced with sturdy steel towers, which can also withstand heavy hoarfrost loads in the winter.
The usability of Fingrid’s open data service has been developed on the basis of user feedback. The service now allows users to upload Excel files and several datasets to the same file at one time. The content descriptions for the datasets have also been improved. ￫
Balancing electricity production and consumption is one of Fingrid’s main tasks. Balancing is a continuous process that involves buying and selling electricity on reserve markets, and Fingrid’s own reserve power is only used in exceptional situations. Both consumers and producers can participate in reserve markets and thus influence balancing of the power system. ￫
The city of Tampere and Fingrid have cooperated on a project to restore an outdoor park running through Perkkoonpuisto right-of-way in the Multisilta district of Tampere. The goal is to manage nature and landscape in the area and promote its recreational use. ￫