7.7.2002 16:00
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More capacity can be reserved on Fingrid's transmission connections from Russia

Fingrid, the Finnish grid operator, makes electricity transmission capacity through its cross-border connections from Russia available to electricity market parties. Some of the current transmission contracts expire at the end of this year, which is why a total of 200 megawatts (MW) of transmission capacity becomes available on the cross-border lines. The new 400 kilovolt (kV) line connection from Viipuri in Russia to Kymi in Finland, to be completed this year, will add to the cross-border transmission capacity between Finland and Russia by another 400 MW, whereby the entire commercial capacity will total 1,300 MW.​The transmission capacity is offered to the electricity market parties at equal transmission and price terms. As of the beginning of 2003, total of 600 MW of transmission capacity can be reserved, provided that the new connection will be ready as planned. Fingrid will not confirm the reservations in full if it appears that the commercial commissioning of the new connection is going to be delayed. Potential changes concerning the reservations will be announced well before the end of the year.

At the moment, the building of the new connection is progressing completely on schedule.

The binding transmission reservations for contract periods starting at the beginning of next year must be submitted to Fingrid by the end of October. The contract periods can range from one to ten years, and the smallest unit that can be reserved is 50 MW.
Fingrid will confirm the transmission reservations after it has received an account of corresponding reservations on the transmission connection in Russia. RAO EES Rossii is responsible for cross-border and grid transmission in Russia.

Further information:
Matti Tähtinen, Sales Director + 358 30 395 5180, + 358 400 417 703
Nina Elomaa, Sales Manager + 358 30 395 5274, + 358 40 519 5074