22.4.2022 13:20
Current News, Power System

The transmission capacity in the cross-border connections to Russia will be restricted to secure the power system

Fingrid is safeguarding the security of the power system of Finland – the transmission capacity in the cross-border connections to Russia will be restricted amid the changing international situation.

Fingrid will restrict the transmission capacity in the cross-border connections to Russia as of 1 am on 24 April 2022, with the effect that the import capacity in Fingrid’s connections will be a maximum of 900 MW instead of the current 1,300 MW. The export capacity from Finland to Russia will remain unchanged (320 MW). The decision is based on an assessment of the risks to the power system in the changing international situation.

In addition, Fingrid will restrict the transmission capacities of the connections to Russia during the commissioning tests for Olkiluoto 3. The import capacity in the cross-border connections to Russia will be zero when tests are carried out at the Olkiluoto 3 plant. During such tests, the power plant will disconnect from the main grid with a power of at least 900 MW. Fingrid will specify the precise times of these restrictions and publish notice of them as Teollisuuden Voima’s testing programme is updated.

The transmission capacities in other cross-border connections will remain unchanged.

Further information:

Senior Vice President, Reima Päivinen, Fingrid Oyj, tel. +358 40 556 2662
Operational Planning Manager, Timo Kaukonen, Fingrid Oyj, tel. +358 40 545 2124