Fingrid is building a new substation in Inkeroinen on a plot of land rented from Stora Enso. Connection bays to serve four main grid customers will be constructed at the Tehtaanmäki substation: two for Stora Enso and the others for Kemijoki Oy and Kymenlaakson Sähköverkko Oy. “Connecting four customer grids to a single substation is […] »
Stora Enso is one of the world’s largest operators in its industry, and it wants to be more than a forestry company. As a renewable material, wood offers solutions to the largest global challenges, such as climate change and increasing urbanisation.
In 2016, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment appointed a Smart grid working group made up of experts in energy markets. The group has now published its final report, which provides a vision for the smart grids of the future. The working group also presents concrete measures concerning how smart grids can promote the active participation of customers in the electricity market and thus contribute to maintaining security of supply. ￫
One of Fingrid’s central tasks is electricity balancing, which means maintaining the balance between production and consumption. Fingrid uses fast and slow reserves for balancing, and purchases them from reserve markets. In the future, the importance of flexible resources will be even greater as production and also consumption become more variable. ”Hydropower can be regulated quickly, and that makes it a good reserve resource,” explains Expert Otso-Ville Rinne. ￫
Fingrid has made an investment decision concerning construction of the 400 kV Forest Line through Finland. The transmission line will run from Petäjävesi to Muhos and strengthen electricity transmission connections in the north-south direction. ￫
As a transmission system operator, Fingrid has a central role in powering Finland. During the past year 2017, we continued to develop the grid for the power system of the future, writes Fingrid's President and CEO Jukka Ruusunen. Take a look at the Annual Report: annualreport.fingrid.fi/en/
PUBLISHED 20.3.2018 ￫
Open data provides information in digital format about Finland’s power system and electricity market, and it is available for everyone to use. Fingrid launched its open data platform in spring 2017, simultaneously becoming the first European transmission system operator to provide such a service. Development of the service will continue. Send your feedback to email@example.com […] ￫
The writer is a non-fiction author and inventor who does a lot of teaching and expert work in the energy industry. Janne Käpylehto has also worked with mathematical software at NASA. Janne likes to sail his floating sauna to Tallinn in the summer and make ice carousels in the winter. ￫
Finland will begin to renew the main grid’s 110 kilovolt transmission lines in North Karelia next year. The wooden towers are more than 50 years old and aging. They will be replaced with sturdy steel towers, which can also withstand heavy hoarfrost loads in the winter.
The usability of Fingrid’s open data service has been developed on the basis of user feedback. The service now allows users to upload Excel files and several datasets to the same file at one time. The content descriptions for the datasets have also been improved. ￫