The Forest Line, which will be completed in 2022, is a transmission line connection between Petäjävesi in Central Finland and Muhos in North Ostrobothnia. The tree-clearing work, which began in autumn 2019, is a major job, requiring the removal of 60,000 cubic metres of material. ￫
Fingrid’s customer organisations are working to implement the requirements of the EU network code on electricity emergency and restoration. The 24-hour operability requirement and automatic under-frequency load shedding system must be implemented by December 2022. ￫
Fingrid is working with Leppäkosken Sähkö to test a fuel cell solution that can charge the substation’s batteries, thereby safeguarding its critical functions in the event of a disturbance. Fuel cells generate energy from a mixture of water and methanol. ￫
The government’s programme includes clear targets for increasing the amount of wind power built on market terms, which will create the opportunity to improve Finland’s self-sufficiency in terms of electricity generation, writes Director Timo Kiiveri from Fingrid. ￫
In principle, it should be simple to combat climate change, at least from the perspective of an electricity transmission system operator. We should make the power system clean and electrify everything we can, writes Fingrid's Senior Expert Mikko Heikkilä. ￫
The President of the Republic of Finland bestowed the title of Professor on Ritva Hirvonen, Fingrid’s Planning Manager, on 19 December 2019. The honorary title of Professor is awarded by the state in recognition of talented practitioners of the sciences and arts. ￫
Power line areas are highly suitable places to feed game animals. Elk and deer seek out oats and clover, while a wetland or pond could be placed in dips under power lines to cater for game birds. Putting the land to effective use increases its value to local residents and hunters.
In mid-June, several disruptions occurred simultaneously in the regions around the border between Argentina and Uruguay, resulting in a large-scale power cut that left 48 million people without electricity. Timo Kaukonen, Manager of Operational Planning at Fingrid, answers questions about disruptions. ￫