23.10.2013 12:15
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Estlink 2 commissioning tests have begun

The commissioning tests of the 650 MW EstLink 2 HVDC interconnection between Finland and Estonia have begun with the transmission of 34 MW from Finland to Estonia on 22nd October at 2:50 pm. The commissioning tests will be executed between 21st October 2013 and 5th December 2013.
At first, small power tests between 0-200 MW will be carried out and, during the second half, also full power tests in both directions. Fingrid in Finland and Elering in Estonia will purchase and sell the needed test power transferred between the countries from Elspot and Elbas markets and, if necessary, make additional purchases from the balancing power market. During the test period, the Estlink 1 capacity of 350 MW will be normally available to the market.
After the test period, the EstLink 2 connection will undergo a trial period between 6th December 2013 and 6th February 2014. Fingrid and Elering have decided to make the capacity of EstLink 2 available to the electricity market during the trial period. If there is a need to make additional tests during the trial period, the limitations caused by them will be announced by separate UMM messages.
The planned total capacity of Estlink 1 and 2 from Estonia to Finland is 1000 MW and from Finland to Estonia 860 MW. The limitation of the capacity to Estonia until September 2014 is caused by the schedule of the Kiisa reserve power plant project.
Additional information:
Timo Kaukonen, tel. +358 30 395 4228 or Minna Laasonen, tel. +358 30 395 5132
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