Fingrid reacted quickly to Kemira’s plant expansion in Joutseno by renewing the main grid in Southern Karelia and building a new substation in the Joutseno area. This ensures that the growing need for power and electricity consumption can also be met in the future.
Under the main grid
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.
There are many ways for a landowner to utilise transmission line areas. Would you like some extra income from Christmas tree sales, or are environmentally friendly values close to your heart? Various land-use tips can be found in the new Landowner’s idea cards.
The EIA procedure of a transmission line project investigates the project's impact on people and nature in the area. Residents are asked to provide feedback on transmission line routes, and the terrain is inspected from several points of view.
"We genuinely want to take people and the environment into account and to do things well and in a cooperative spirit. We are constantly improving the flexibility of our EIA process," says Fingrid's Land Use Manager, Ilkka Alm.
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.
According to planning guidelines, wind and solar power plants must be kept away from transmission lines
Fingrid has received several inquiries about locating solar power plants in transmission line areas. However, it is not possible from the main grid’s perspective. Locating a wind power plant near a main grid transmission line is also problematic. Guidelines concerning wind and solar power plants are included in the updated planning guidelines meant for land-use planners from municipalities.