27.12.2022 14:26
Current News, Projects

EUR 25 million in funding for main grid projects promoting clean energy

The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment has granted three of Fingrid’s main grid projects a total of approximately EUR 25 million in RRF funding, in accordance with Finland’s recovery and resilience plan. The projects that received funding are the Hepokorpi substation investment in Espoo for a total of EUR 13.72 million, the Kalajoki synchronous compensation project for a total of EUR 8 million, and the shunt compensation project to be implemented in several different locations for a total of EUR 3.2 million.

The new Hepokorpi substation in Espoo will enable an increase in electricity consumption in Espoo and the Helsinki metropolitan area. A Microsoft data centre and a Fortum heat pump plant will also connect to the substation. Fortum will use the waste heat from the data centre to provide emission-free district heating. The substation is planned for construction from 2023 to 2025.

The synchronous compensator to be implemented at the Jylkkä substation in Kalajoki will improve the stability of the main grid, ensure the safe operation of the wind power plants in the area, and enable the connection of new wind power capacity to the main grid. The synchronous compensator will be commissioned in 2025.

The shunt compensation project will involve the construction of capacitor installations at the main grid substation located in Petäjävesi, Jämsä, Espoo, Uusikaarlepyy, Hausjärvi and Alajärvi. The investment will increase the transmission capacity of the main grid in an environmentally friendly, fast and efficient manner. The transmission capacity from north to south will increase by approximately 500 megawatts. The project will promote the production of renewable energy and make the use of the main power grid more efficient. 

The granted funding will accelerate the modernisation of Finland’s energy system and enable the implementation of projects in their planned scope. We are developing the main grid in order to achieve Finland’s climate goals by 2035.

Further information:

Timo Kiiveri, Senior Vice President, Fingrid Oyj, tel. +358 40 543 3039

 

Hepokorpi substation in Espoo:

https://www.fingrid.fi/en/news/news/2022/joint-project-in-hepokorpi-espoo-to-create-significant-climate-benefits/

Jylkkä synchronous compensator in Kalajoki:

https://www.fingrid.fi/en/news/news/2022/new-technical-solution-to-balance-the-grid-on-the-west-coast/