On 7 November 2014, Fingrid and the Russian grid parties signed agreements enabling two-way trading of electricity between Finland and Russia. Until this, cross-country transit of electricity via the 400 kV interconnectors was only possible from Russia to Finland, but now electricity can be transmitted in the other direction, as well. The technical export capacity from Finland to Russia is 350 MW and import capacity from Russia to Finland is 1400 MW, whereas the maximum trading capacities are respectively 320 MW and 1300 MW.
Fingrid and Russian parties, Federal Grid Company of the Unifield Energy System and System Operator of the United Power System, have also updated Operation Agreement concerning 400 kV cross-border connections between the countries including ramping rules at the hour shifts. After the change 600 MW ramping restriction from one hour to the other will be applied between Finland - Russia in the same manner, which is applied between Nordic synchronous system and Continental Europe as well as with Estonia.
Information concerning ramping rules in the energy markets is published in http://www.nordpoolspot.com/TAS/Day-ahead-market-Elspot/Ramping/
For more information, please contact Fingrid:
Jonne Jäppinen, Development Manager, +358 30 395 4225
Timo Kaukonen, Operational Planning Manager, +358 30 395 4228