Fingrid rescinds heightened state of readiness due to adequate electricity supply

On Friday, electricity consumption has fallen on average by roughly 800 MW, there is an adequate supply of electricity and the status of the power system is normal. With the continued freezing weather and high electricity consumption over the weekend, Fingrid encourages electricity users to use electricity carefully as they would on a normal winter day, and to utilise the cheaper hours. In other words, it is good to schedule consumption away from the morning and evening peak hours if possible. 

“Since Thursday, reducing electricity consumption has been important to ensure an adequate supply. There is still some uncertainty linked to Saturday when the prolonged freezing temperatures and the reduction in electricity consumption achieved on Friday are likely to increase demand for electricity. As long as cross-border transmission connections and production facilities operate reliably, we expect the electricity supply to be good,” says Fingrid’s Senior Vice President Tuomas Rauhala.

As the situation normalises, Fingrid will rescind the power system’s heightened state of readiness as of Friday afternoon.


Further information:

Tuomas Rauhala, Senior Vice President, Fingrid Oyj, tel. +358 40 506 4695

Arto Pahkin, Manager, Main Grid Control Centre, Fingrid Oyj, tel. +358 400 756146

The emails are in the format: firstname.lastname@fingrid.fi