Fortum and Vattenfall provide back up capacity for Swedish power grid

23 Apr 2019

According to the Swedish power transmission grid operator (TSO) Svenska Kraftnät, the Scandinavian electricity utilities Vattenfall (Sweden) and Fortum (Finland) have agreed to provide a total of 110 MW of electricity back up production capacity to offset power system disruptions. This comes in the wake of a previous tender set up to secure up to 300 MW of reserve power generation capacity to replace ageing gas turbines that were becoming increasingly unreliable. This capacity will be made available in less than 15 minutes to be able to avoid blackouts in the event of outages at regular plants and meet the domestic power demand. Fortum will supply 60 MW of reserve capacity and Vattenfall another 50 MW for a 12-month period starting on 1 June 2019.

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