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Seamless cooperation between transmission system operators

The partnership between Finland’s Fingrid, Sweden’s Svenska kraftnät and Estonia’s Elering is wide-ranging. The goal is a unified electricity system that uses as little carbon as possible and allows all these countries to get electricity at the market price.

Main grid

Through forests and over marshes

The Forest Line, which will be completed in 2022, is a transmission line connection between Petäjävesi in Central Finland and Muhos in North Ostrobothnia. The tree-clearing work, which began in autumn 2019, is a major job, requiring the removal of 60,000 cubic metres of material.

Electricity market

Network codes harmonise Europe’s energy policy

EU-wide network codes have been drawn up to promote cross-border exchanges in electricity. The network codes are divided into three areas: grid connection, system operation and market codes. The EU network codes are now complete. The network codes, which have entered into force, are outlined in this article.

Main grid

Keijo Tujunen 100 years

Keijo Tujunen, who made a long career at Imatran Voima, was one of the first true transmission line people. This notable and widely known man celebrated his 100th birthday in March.

Main grid

Integration progresses in the European electricity market

The launch of a cross-border, intraday market model is an important step forward, but the European electricity market needs more changes, believes Tomasz Sikorski, Vice President and COO of PSE, which is the Polish Transmission System Operator.

Main grid

Finland needs an even stronger main grid

In accordance with its mission, Fingrid has been developing the main grid throughout its 20-year history. The grid development work consists of planning the main power transmission grid and the regional grid, which Fingrid does in cooperation with its customers. This collaboration has recently become even closer.

Main grid

Major improvements in HVDC performace in one year

Fingrid wanted to improve the availability and reliability of HVDC interconnections to a level that matched the importance of these cross-border connections. Major improvements in 2016 cut the number of outages ‘due to disturbances’ in half and reduced their duration to less than one-tenth of the average in previous years. How did Fingrid achieve such a fine outcome?