Total emissions of Finnish installations within the scope of the EU’s emissions trading system were 20.3 million tonnes of carbon dioxide in 2021. Emissions increased by 3.8 per cent from 2020.
Preparing for disruptions in the electricity grid and natural gas network through emergency planning
Electricity grid and natural gas network companies maintain emergency plans to prepare for disturbances, rationing measures required by disturbances, and exceptional conditions referred to in the Emergency Powers Act. Electric grid companies must update their emergency plans by the end of June 2022.
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.
The Energy Authority has published a proposal from the Finnish transmission system operator Gasum Oy regarding the terms and conditions for provision of gas transmission services.
Consultation on capacity allocation mechanism at the Imatra Cross-Border Interconnection Point as of January 1, 2020
The Energy Authority has received from Gasum Ltd a proposal for the capacity allocation mechanism, as per attached document. Before making the final decision, the Energy Authority must give the opportunity to the stakeholders to express their views about the proposed capacity allocation mechanism.