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. »
Fingrid always strives to take environmental factors into consideration responsibly and to communicate openly about matters related to them. The company occasionally has to apply to the ELY Centre for permission to deviate from the prohibition on deterioration and destruction of threatened and protected species in accordance with Nature Conservation Act. However, applying for a special permit is always the last alternative. ￫
The majority of occupational accidents are caused by human or unconscious errors. This is why the attitude and commitment of employees is decisive in terms of how occupational safety is realised at worksites. This year, the emphasis in Fingrid’s occupational safety development is daily practices. ￫
Development of procurement chain management is a part of responsible corporate operations and its impacts can be seen locally and globally. Fingrid’s asset management day held early in the summer demonstrated that responsibility does not just happen – the contractor has to be active. ￫
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. ￫
“Last November, the European Commission announced a bunch of legislative proposals concerning the Energy Union. Since then, the proposals, called the Winter Package, have received a new name,” writes Asta Sihvonen-Punkka, Fingrid's Senior Vice President, Markets, in her blog posting. PUBLISHED 5.4.2017
“We have plenty to offer, but our weakness is a lack of cooperation. Let’s change this through active interaction with nearby countries, since a common voice is a louder and more influential voice – and this also applies in the EU,” writes Tiina Miettinen, Fingrid's Senior Vice President, HR and communications, in her blog posting.
PUBLISHED 24.11.2016 ￫
A sharp increase in the use of renewable energy, wind power and solar power presents many challenges to Central Europe’s large electricity system. Issues such as real time balancing production and consumption and, in particular, unexpected changes in transmission flows have caused a lot of headaches for our colleagues in terms of maintaining security of supply. Fortunately, they’ve been able to avoid extensive electricity blackouts since 2006.
PUBLISHED 23.11.2016 ￫
The change in the electricity system is underway. The driving force is climate change and its prevention. Emissions trading and targets for renewable energy and energy efficiency are speeding up the change of the entire energy and electricity systems to carbon-free. PUBLISHED 2.11.2016 ￫
One of the goals of the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is to “by 2030, ensure that people everywhere have the relevant information and awareness for sustainable development and lifestyles in harmony with nature.” Consumers are being asked to take action to prevent climate change around the world. Large problems are solved by small acts on the part of consumers. Information and the right attitudes turn into responsible choices in a trivial way. I like to call this kind of wishful thinking the myth of the green consumer. ￫
Remote-controlled drones are rapidly becoming more common for professional use. A battery-powered drone equipped with a high-quality camera and GPS locator, also known as a mini helicopter, helps Fingrid experts collect location information and do surveying work. ￫
Following closure of the Elektra electricity museum, its contents will be transferred to the Museum of Technology collections. One particular aim was to keep the main grid collection, which describes the construction and maintenance of the main grid, as a single entity. Part of the collection will be displayed in the new Land of Technology exhibition opening in October.
Modernisation of the Rautarouva (Iron Lady) line, which is the oldest section of Finland’s main grid, is nearing completion. Work to renew the 82-kilometre Koria-Ylilikkälä power line is currently in progress. The 110-kilovolt power line is being dismantled and replaced with a new 400-kilovolt line. ￫