Estlink 2 Power Cable Completed ({{commentsTotal}})

Business
Business

General construction was completed Friday on EstLink 2, the 320-million-euro, 170-kilometer underwater power cable connecting Estonia and Finland. Transmission capacity testing began today.

The first stage of the test period will wrap up at the beginning of December and Estlink 2 should become operational in February, reported uudised.err.ee.

The link will boost power capacity between Estonia and Finland from the 350 megawatts it is currently to 1,000 megawatts, although that capacity will not be fully realized until a reserve station is completed.

"Then we will hand over the link to the market and relieve the bottleneck in power trading between Estonia and Finland that has resulted from a limited connection capacity," said Taavi Veskimägi, the head of Elering, Estonia's grid operator.



{{c.alias}}
{{c.createdMoment}}
{{c.body}}
{{cc.alias}}
{{cc.createdMoment}}
+{{cc.replyToName}} {{cc.body}}
No comments yet.
Logged in as {{user.alias}}. Log out
Login failed

Register user/reset password

Name needs to be fewer than 32 characters long
Comment needs to be fewer than 600 characters long
{{comment.captcha.word.answer}}

news.err.ee

Opinion
Independence Day: Estonia’s way into the future isn’t a race

There is a lack of connection between the Estonian state, and the people who live here. While it expects a lot of the state, Estonian society doesn’t seem ready to contribute, writes Viktor Trasberg.

Lotman: Security academy would be crucial Estonian identity point in Narva

In an opinion piece published by Eesti Päevaleht, Tallinn University professor Mihhail Lotman found it important to overcome the mental barrier separating Ida-Viru County from the rest of Estonia.