Estlink taken into commercial operation

The Estlink cable between Finland and Estonia has been taken into commercial operation today, 4 January 2007.Fingrid takes care of the operation services of the connection together with Pöhivörk, the transmission grid operator in Estonia.

The capacity and its direction in the cable can be followed on the “State of power system” screen which is updated every three minutes, available on Fingrid’s Internet pages at www.fingrid.fi.

The measured hourly energies of the connection can be viewed on Nord Pool’s website at http://www.nordpool.com (-> market data -> exchange/Finland -> Estonia).

The cable is the first link between the Baltic countries and the Nordic electricity market. The length of the cable is 105 kilometres, 75 kilometres of which is sea cable. Further information:
Timo Kaukonen, +358 (0)30 395 4228 or +358 (0)40 545 2124