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 2019

Timo Honkanen, Turku Energia Oy (chairman)
Timo Jokinen, Inergia Oy
Elina Kivioja, Vattenfall Oy
Jarkko Kohtala, Elenia Oy
Mika Lehtimäki, Boliden Kokkola Oy
Tony Lindström, Outokumpu Oyj
Simon-Erik Ollus, Fortum Oyj
Juha Rintamäki, Vaasan Sähköverkko Oy
Matti Ryhänen, Savon Voima Verkko Oy
Ilkka Tykkyläinen, Pohjolan Voima Oyj
Antti Vilkuna, Suomen Voima Oy
Mikko Vuori, UPM Communications Paper Oy

Fingrid's members

Jukka Ruusunen, Fingrid Oyj
Jussi Jyrinsalo, Fingrid Oyj
Rami Saajoranta, Fingrid Oyj (secretary)

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
Hannu Halminen, Sallila Sähkönsiirto Oy
Ismo Heikkilä, Kemijoki Oy
Anne Kärki, Outokumpu Europe Oy
Risto Lappi, Vantaan Energia Sähköverkot Oy (chairman)
Tommi Lähdeaho, Elenia Oy
Arto Nikkanen, LE-Sähköverkot Oy
Jukka Rajala, EPV Alueverkko Oy
Mikko Rintamäki, Kokkolan Energia Oy
Esa Ukkonen, Stora Enso Oyj
Katja Virkkunen, Oulun Energia Siirto ja Jakelu Oy 

Fingrid's members

 
Kari Kuusela, Fingrid Oyj  
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

 

Mikael Heikkilä, Fortum Oyj
Tommi Hietala, TuuliWatti Oy
Teppo Härkönen, Helen Sähköverkko Oy
Sakari Kauppinen, JE Siirto Oy
Petri Kopi, Kemira Chemicals Oy
Heikki Paananen, Elenia Oy (chairman)
Hannu Parkkonen, Kuopion Energia Oy
Pekka Pollari, UPM Energia
Pentti Rimali, Rovakaira Oy
Timo Torvela, Tuike Finland Oy
Juho Uurasjärvi, Turku Energia Sähköverkot Oy 
Jarno Virtanen, Nivos Energia Oy

 

Fingrid's members

 
Reima Päivinen, Fingrid Oyj 
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

Peter Fabritius, Valio Oy
Olli Hagqvist, Taaleri Oyj
Johanna Haverinen, Keravan Energia Oy (chairman)
Juha Keski-Karhu, Väre Energia Oy
Elina Lehtomäki, Caruna
Jussi Palola, Liikennevirta Oy / Virta
Tomi Pesonen, Metsä Group
Heikki Rantamäki, Pohjois-Karjalan Sähkö Oy
Jan Segerstam, Empower Oyj
Harri Sirpoma, HELEN
Leena Sivill, HansenCX Finland Oy
Matti Sohlman, Pohjolan Voima Oyj
Sebastian Sundberg, Fortum Oyj

Fingrid's members

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