Fingrid Oyj, the Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners (MTK), the Central Union of Swedish-Speaking Agricultural Producers in Finland (SLC), and Finnish Road Association have signed a compensation recommendation concerning the use of private roads as service roads for transmission lines for 2017–2026. The compensation recommendation can be read here. The recommendation is presented in Finnish.
In the previous agreement period which ended in 2016, Fingrid concluded more than 7,000 usage fee agreements for service roads and paid the agreed compensations. The unit prices of the compensations have been increased slightly in the new agreement period. The new usage fee agreements are made and the compensations are paid in 2017–2020.
The usage fee for a service road covers the necessary use of the road in conjunction with the normal inspections and maintenance of transmission lines. The use of roads in conjunction with major repair work and renovation projects must be agreed separately.