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 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.
Fingrid’s operation planning unit is constantly producing forecasts of electricity consumption, generation and transmission to support the electricity system. As more and more electricity comes from weather-dependent generation – solar and wind power – the importance of forecasts will also grow.
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.
Nordic energy market collaboration has yet another success story in the making. Since 2017 market imbalance settlement and invoicing in Finland, Sweden and Norway has been managed by one company: eSett. Jointly owned by the transmission system operators Fingrid (Finland), Svenska kraftnät (Sweden) and Statnett (Norway), eSett received a new addition to the team as Denmark’s Energinet became one of the owners of the company.