Transmission capacity reservations on Fingrid's cross-border connections from Russia for 2006

Fingrid, the Finnish transmission system operator, offers to the electricity market parties electricity transmission capacity through its cross-border connections from Russia. As of the beginning of 2006, a total of 900 megawatts (MW) of transmission capacity will become available on these connections.Transmission reservations for contract periods starting at the beginning of the next year had been submitted to Fingrid by the due date, 11 November 2005, as follows:

 EGL Nordic AS   200 MW
 Greeni Oy/ St1 Finland Oy  50 MW
 Morgan Stanley & Co Intl. Ltd  100 MW
 Norsk Hydro ASA  200 MW
 OstElektra GmbH  200 MW (in addition to the contracted 100 MW)
 Pohjolan Voima Oy  300 MW
 RAO Nordic Oy  500 MW
 Scaent AB  250 MW
 Statkraft SF  400 MW
 Valkeakosken Energia Oy  150 MW
 Vattenfall AB  300 MW

In addition, Fingrid has two transmission contracts in force and extending to 2006 for 300 MW with Fortum Power and Heat  Oy and for 100 MW with OstElektra GmbH. Fingrid will confirm the new transmission reservations after it has received an account of corresponding reservations on the transmission connection in Russia from the Russian main grid company. The service description is provided at Fingrid website www.fingrid.fi. Further information:
Matti Tähtinen, Director + 358 (0)30 395 5180, + 358 (0)400 417 703