The design of the main grid includes making preparations for a climate-neutral society in which the importance of electricity is constantly increasing. Over the coming decades, the emissions produced by generating electricity must be lowered, and electricity consumers must be offered the best opportunities to obtain clean electricity.
Fingrid is currently building transmission lines on the main grid on dozens of sites. Construction work on the main grid runs to EUR 100 million annually. The company is having a record year in terms of the number of substation modernisations and refurbishments.
The Forest Line, which runs from Muhos near Oulu to Petäjävesi in Central Finland, has been under construction since the autumn of 2019. The line will be completed in 2022, and it will be particularly significant in ensuring that Finland remains a single pricing area.
Finland has set itself a truly ambitious climate target: Finland will be climate neutral in 2035, and carbon-negative soon after! A key means of reducing emissions is to eliminate the emissions of industry, heating and transport by electrifying them, writes Jukka Ruusunen, Fingrid's President & CEO.
This summer, Fingrid will photograph transmission lines from the air. The company intends to photograph approximately 12,000 km of transmission lines – an unprecedented amount. The remainder of the transmission lines (just over 2,000 km) have already been photographed.