ELECTRICITY AND NATURAL GAS MARKET
Effective electricity and natural gas markets enable the high reliability of energy supply and reasonable and competitive prices.
The Energy Authority supervises that the Finnish electricity and natural gas markets function in accordance with energy laws. It also aims to develop national, regional and EU energy markets in a sustainable way, and acts as the national supervisory authority in energy wholesale markets. In addition, the Energy Authority supervises and develops the reliability of the electricity and natural gas supply.
Household electricity bills rose by a quarter in 2021 - sharpest change was for users of electric heating
The full price paid for household electricity grew by 25.1 percent in 2021, while the cost for homes heated by electricity increased by 35.3 percent. Electric energy rose sharply in price, but distribution rates showed a slight decline last year.
Electricity is expected to be sufficient in Finland during the cold winter months - long periods of sub-zero temperatures may restrict the importation of electricity from neighbouring countries
The Energy Authority is expecting Finland’s production capacity and importation of electricity from neighbouring countries to meet the demand for electricity this winter. However, the capacity situation in Central Sweden is worsening, and simultaneous peak consumption in neighbouring countries could affect the availability of imported electricity. Reserve power plants are ready to operate if the production and consumption of electricity are not balanced in market conditions.