Frost accumulates on earth wires and forces them down onto the phase conductors, creating a line fault that causes the power to be cut from the line. To prevent this problem, Fingrid dislodges the frost using a new helicopter technique. Nowadays, frost builds up in new places and in vastly different amounts every year.
How will Finland become carbon-neutral by 2035 in line with the government’s target? Can electricity and heat generation operations set their sights on being emissions-free by the end of the 2030s? Janne Peljo, Project Director at Sitra considers how realistic these targets are and which technology solutions will be required to reach them without jeopardising the reliability of the power system.
The Finnish authorities are forecasting and making preparation for the risks related to weather and climate conditions due to climate change. Fingrid is working closely with the authorities to ensure that electricity transmission continues uninterrupted, even in the event of extreme weather.
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?