Mitigating environmental impacts

Our most significant adverse environmental impacts are the consumption of natural resources when we build and maintain the main grid, the climate impact of power losses during electricity transmission, changes to the landscape and restrictions on land use, negative impacts on nature and biodiversity, contingencies at substations and reserve power plants, such as oil leaks, which can affect the soil or water.

Fingrid’s most significant positive effects on the environment are the reduction in CO2 emissions when climate-neutral power generation is connected to the grid and the promotion of the upkeep of endangered meadowlands and traditional habitats in transmission line rights-of-way.