6.2.2012 11:30
Current News

Electricity consumption in Finland continues in the record figures of the winter

Fingrid’s operation control measurements indicated that the hourly average power of electricity consumption in Finland rose to the new record figure of this winter, approx. 14,250 megawatts, on Friday morning between 8.00 and 9.00. The consumption has continued to grow as the cold weather persists. The all-time high electricity consumption in Finland, just under 15,000 megawatts, was reached in February 2011.
The highest electricity generation capacity in Finland this winter has been approx. 11,900 megawatts, and power plants have been working without significant disturbance during the period of cold weather. Therefore, it has not been necessary to take into use any of the peak load capacity of 600 megawatts.
 
The electricity import capacity has been sufficient, and the fault in the 800 megawatt Fenno-Skan 2 high-voltage direct current link between Finland and Sweden has been repaired. A new fault emerged in the 350 megawatt Estlink high-voltage direct current link between Finland and Estonia on Friday afternoon. The restrictions of the commercial export capacity from Russia to Finland, imposed by the Russian party, have been removed.
 
The real-time state of the Finnish power system can be viewed on Fingrid’s website this link.
 
Further information:
Timo Kaukonen, Manager, Power System Operation Planning, tel. +358 (0)30 395 4228
Jyrki Uusitalo, Development Manager, tel. +358 (0)30 395 5181