Transmission capacity on Fingrid's cross-border connections from Russia for 2005 reserved

Fingrid, the Finnish transmission system operator, offers to the electricity market parties electricity transmission capacity through its cross-border connections from Russia. As of the beginning of 2005, a total of 900 megawatts (MW) of transmission capacity will become available on these connections.More than ten market players placed reservations against the available capacity total amount of which was clearly exceeded. Account on the reservations and related transmission service description can be found on Fingrid's website at www.fingrid.fi under section Services. Fingrid will confirm the new transmission reservations later in autumn after it has received an account of corresponding reservations on the transmission connection in Russia. JOINT STOCK COMPANY "FGC-UES" is responsible for cross-border and grid transmission in Russia. Further information:
Matti Tähtinen, Director + 358 (0)30 395 5180, + 358 (0)400 417 703