Fingrid has announced plans to strengthen the electricity transmission connection between the north and south of Finland with the installation of two 400 MVA power transformers.
The grid company has placed an order with Kolektor Etra for the delivery of the two transformers, which will be installed in transformer substations in Pyhäselkä and Petäjävesi. The €6 million contract includes an option for delivery of five more power transformers in 2020-2023, Fingrid said.
The equipment delivery is part of a wider programme by Fingrid to renew the ageing power grid in Oulujoki to replace outdated equipment and prepare for the addition of “Several hundred MW” of wind farms.
Fingrid has also implemented a project known as Forest Line, to improve the transmission connection between the south and north of Finland to serve the needs of industry and consumers.
The aim of the projects in both Pyhäselkä and Petäjävesi is to contribute to Finland's remaining a single price area for electricity.