19.9.2013 15:00
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Two-way trade was tested on the Russia – Finland 400 kV interconnections

On 14 September, one of the four DC-links in Vyborg with the capacity of 350 MW was tested for electricity transmission from Finland to Russia. ​The technical testing of bidirectional transmission was carried out successfully. The total amount of energy transmitted was about 2,5 GWh with a maximum power of 350 MW. The technical testing of bi-directional transmission may continue during a few occasions during 2013.

The Finnish TSO Fingrid, the Russian JSC Federal Grid Company of the Unified Energy System and the Russian JSC System Operator of the United Power System are preparing technical and commercial conditions for a two-way trade between Finland and Russia. For the time being, commercial flow on the 400 kV interconnectors is only possible from Russia to Finland.

For further information, please contact:
Risto Lindroos, Corporate Adviser, Fingrid, phone: +358 (0)30 395 5139