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Fingridin Minna Laasonen nojaa pylvääseen
Minna Laasonen’s work is independent, interesting, and probably never dull.

“I have worked at Fingrid since its inception in 1997. Previously, I worked in expert and managerial positions, but then I felt the urge to get back into an engineering role. Since 2010, I have been working in Power System Operations.

At the moment, I am preparing the synchronization of the Olkiluoto 3 power plant and the execution of the test production phase from the perspectives of the transmission system operator and power system. I also serve as secretary to the steering group on System operations, which is one of our internal processes.

The best thing about my job is the independence I have. When the targets are clear, I plan for myself how I will achieve them. Keeping the overall picture under control is an interesting but demanding aspect for me.

There are many challenging things in my work, but they are hardly ever unpleasant or boring. The good thing about my job is that we have experts and specialists in various fields at Fingrid, and I can always approach them for advice if I need it.

There have been many memorable moments throughout my career. One such experience was when I contributed to the Nordic analysis group from 2013 to 2018. Among other things, we conducted several studies on how re-newable wind power would affect the behaviour of the power system and how in system operations should we prepare for the changes related to it. I have fond memories of working with my Nordic colleagues; we were a good, tight-knit bunch.

This year, I hope the commissioning of Olkiluoto 3 will be completed and everything will go as planned.”


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