Fault in the electricity transmission link between Finland and Estonia located
One of the electricity transmission links between Finland and Estonia failed on Friday night 26.1. The investigation of the failure of the EstLink 2 link has continued over the weekend and the failure has been located on the Estonian side.
The failure of the EstLink 2 connection has been investigated in close cooperation with the Estonian grid operator Elering and various authorities since Friday morning. During Sunday, the fault was localised to a coastal area in Estonia. Further fault locating is ongoing and the repair schedule will be further refined during week 5 as the exact location and nature of the fault becomes clearer.
The electricity transmission connection is currently out of service. Repair work will commence as soon as the exact nature of the fault becomes clearer. Based on the information received and collected during the fault investigation, the fault has not been caused by an external factor.
The failure of the electricity transmission link between Finland and Estonia did not endanger the operation of the electricity system in Finland. The electricity system is functioning normally and there is currently a good level of electricity supply.
Tuomas Rauhala, Director, Fingrid Oyj, tel +358 40 506 4695.
Arto Pahkin, Manager, Network Operations, Fingrid Oyj, tel. +358 400 756 146