Fingrid is currently responsible for arranging under-frequency control, but this responsibility will be spread more widely. In the future, distribution network operators and industrial operators connected to the transmission system will be responsible for under-frequency load shedding. These parties need to get themselves up to speed now, as all changes must be made by the end of 2022.
Finland has 1,300 megawatts of reserve power for use in the event of a disruption in electricity generation. Fingrid is responsible for ensuring the operational reliability of reserve power at all ten of its own plants and at seven leased plants. Reserve power is constantly on standby, although there are only a handful of disruptions each year, and the full power output is very rarely needed.
“Last November, the European Commission announced a bunch of legislative proposals concerning the Energy Union. Since then, the proposals, called the Winter Package, have received a new name,” writes Asta Sihvonen-Punkka, Fingrid's Senior Vice President, Markets, in her blog posting. PUBLISHED 5.4.2017
The Demand Connection Code (DCC) has been published. Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/1388 establishing a Network Code on Demand Connection took effect on 7 September 2016. Fingrid has started implementation of the network code and will present the related execution plan in November 2016.