Committees

The core task of customer committees is to listen to customers' needs and views and to obtain feedback on our operations. In the committees, customers are represented by large, small and medium-sized enterprises. Each customer committee has 8 to 12 members, of which an aliquot change annually. 

Advisory Committee

Fingrid's Advisory Committee is an advisory body and a two-way information channel between the company and its customers. Its task is to facilitate the realisation of main grid business in accordance with the principles set out in the Electricity Market Act. Fingrid also distributes information on its status and plans through the Committee. Representatives of customer groups can, in turn, present their views on matters introduced by the Committee and bring their own proposals on the agenda.

A customer representative acts as the chair, and representation changes every four years. The Committee secretary is from Fingrid.

Members 1.1.2017

Ilkka Latvala Ilkka (chairman), Metsä Group
Riikka Hirvisalo-oja, Caruna Oy
Timo Honkanen, Turku Energia Oy
Esa Hyvärinen, Fortum Oyj
Kimmo Karihtala, Outokumpu Oyj
Jarmo Kurikka, Nurmijärven Sähkö Oy
Pekka Manninen, Helen Oy
Juha Rintamäki, Vaasan Sähköverkko Oy
Matti Ryhänen, Savon Voima Verkko Oy
Stefan Sundman, UPM Energy Oy
Jarmo Tanhua, Teollisuuden Voima Oyj
Tuomas Timonen, Kemijoki Oy

Fingrid's members

Jukka Ruusunen, Fingrid Oyj
Jussi Jyrinsalo (secretery), Fingrid Oyj

Grid Committee
The Grid Committee's task is to act as a grid development-related cooperative body between Fingrid and its customers. The agenda often includes topical issues on, for example, main grid planning, construction and measurement, as well as questions in principle concerning main grid connections.
 
Customers' views and needs are the basis of grid planning. The Grid Committee aims to improve and further deepen this interaction to jointly develop cooperation relating to planning and grid construction between customers and Fingrid. Committee work increases the exchange of opinions in questions relating to main grid maintenance and the environment.
 
Members
 
Arto Gylén, PKS - Sähkönsiirto Oy
Jyrki Havukainen, Kilpilahden Sähkönsiirto Oy
Ismo Heikkilä, Kemijoki Oy
Risto Lappi, Vantaan Energia Sähköverkot Oy
Arto Nikkanen, LE-Sähköverkot Oy
Jukka Rajala, EPV Alueverkko Oy
Henrik Suomi, Caruna Oy
Esa Ukkonen, Stora Enso Oyj
 

Fingrid's members

 
Kari Kuusela, Fingrid Oyj (chairman) 
Petri Parviainen, Fingrid Oyj
Meri Viikari, Fingrid Oyj (secretary)
Operations Committee
The Operations Committee's task is to express opinions and views on the development of procedures relating to the operation of the electricity system and maintenance of system security. Topics concern issues such as the operation of the power system, maintenance of the power balance, procurement of reserves, outage planning and dealing with disturbances.
 

Members

 
Tommi Hietala, TuuliWatti Oy
Teppo Härkönen, Helen Sähköverkko Oy
Turo Ihonen, Elenia Oy 
Teuvo Jouhten, PVO-Vesivoima Oy
Petri Kopi, Kemira Chemicals Oy
Pekka Pollari, UPM Energia
Ismo Reinikka, Loiste Sähköverkko Oy
Harri Salminen, Turku Energia Sähköverkot Oy
 

Fingrid's members

 
Reima Päivinen, Fingrid Oyj (chairman) 
Jonne Jäppinen, Fingrid Oyj (secretary)
Market Committee

The Market Committee acts as a link between Fingrid and electricity market parties operating in Finland. The Market Committee is an advisory discussion forum that assists the company in the development of the Nordic and European electricity markets. Fingrid informs the Market Committee on the development of the electricity market and European cooperation and, in turn, receives feedback from the Committee on current development plans.

Members

Mika Laakkonen, Kymppivoima Hankinta Oy 
Janne Laine, Enegia Group Oy
Mikko Lepistö, SSAB
Ville Miettinen, Nord Pool Finland Oy  
Raimo Peltola, Fortum Power and Heat Oy  
Ari Sormunen, Kuopion Energia  
Anne Särkilahti, UPM-Kymmene Oyj 
Harri Tiittanen, Power-Deriva Oy 
Jouko Isoviita, Oulun Energia Oy

Fingrid's members

Asta Sihvonen-Punkka, Fingrid Oyj (chairman) 
Satu Viljainen, Fingrid Oyj (secretary)