Winter period commenced in the maintaining of peak load capacity from 1.12.2014As the winter period begins at the beginning of December, the condensing power plants participating in the maintaining of peak load capacity will be shifted over to the power generation readiness of a maximum of 12 hours.
The system includes two power plants: Kristiina 1 and Vaskiluoto 3. The combined capacity of the power plants is 365 MW. The peak load capacity agreements will be valid until 30 June 2015.
Activation of peak load production capacity for Elspot in Finland and Sweden will be based on the activation rules equal to the last two the winter periods. The activation rules were published in Exchange Information No. 61/2011- Activation of peak load capacity for Elspot in Finland and Sweden during winter 2011/2012.
In case Swedish or Finnish peak load capacity is activated, market information will be published both at Nord Pool Spot power exchange's and Fingrid's web pages. The operation of Finnish peak load power plants is shown real-time at State of power system at Fingrid's web pages.
Further information: Mikko Heikkilä, Market Design, tel. +358 30 395 5113 and Laura Laitinen, Systems Operations Development +358 30 395 5166.