In September, Fingrid arranged a climate-themed week for its personnel. Elina Hiltunen, Futurist, and Riku Lumiaro, Biodiversity Expert, visited to talk about climate change as a trend, the loss of biodiversity, and what climate action will be required to mitigate and halt the change.
Sulphur hexafluoride gas (SF6) has been the primary insulating medium in high-voltage electrical switchgear and controlgear for 40 years. Fingrid prevents the potent greenhouse gas from escaping into the atmosphere by constantly monitoring the equipment where it is used.
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.
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.
Onshore and offshore wind farms are being connected to the Finnish electricity system in increasing numbers. Wind power is quick to build, and it generates energy without any fuel. Fingrid works with customers to ensure a trouble-free connection to the transmission network.
When Fingrid plans a transmission line route, a team of experts also assesses its impacts on the landscape. Landscape values can be associated with nature or the built environment and history. For example, a rapids or factory milieu may be a valuable site where the route selection is carefully considered.