Upright Oy is a company led by Annu Nieminen that is developing a calculation model to measure and compare the total impacts of companies’ operations. The goal is to encourage companies to optimise their net impacts. Last year Upright and Fingrid performed a practice calculation that examined the total impacts of Fingrid’s operations.
Climate change, globalisation, urbanisation, digitalisation – megatrends are wide-ranging, global development directions that shape people’s lives, company activities, and societal structures. We asked different experts to tell us how megatrends can be seen in their work and how they affect the energy industry – and what may change forever in our world?
International assessments show that Fingrid has world-class main grid asset management. Properly timed and properly dimensioned investments keep the main grid in excellent operating condition. Investments of approximately 100–150 million euros are made each year.
Fingrid has had several transmission line worksites in progress this year. The next five projects – covering 600 kilometres of new transmission lines – are already in the final phase of planning. This is a sign of the need to renew and develop the main grid for future needs.
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.