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Storms may promote underground cabling

Storms may promote underground cabling | Finland | Scoop.it
Employment and Economy Minister Jyri Häkämies has announced a push to shift
the nation's electricity power network to a system of underground cables.
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Nordic Storm Dagmar Cuts Power, Causes Damage

The storm Dagmar lashed the Nordic countries with Hurricane-strength winds, cutting power and Norwegian natural-gas exports as it damaged buildings, shut roads and halted train traffic.
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Smart grids will change the way electricity is produced and distributed

Smart grids will change the way electricity is produced and distributed | Finland | Scoop.it
Imagine a scenario in which the surplus electricity produced at your home or industrial establishment being fed back to the power grid for use of other consumers and, in return, you getting paid. That might sound a futuristic, rather unrealistic, proposition, but in Finland, many companies are developing solutions for a smart grid. It is part of a plan to move from centralised power generation to a multiple producer-consumer network and form a marketplace to buy and sell power for consumers.
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Power cuts plague up to 180,000

Power cuts plague up to 180,000 | Finland | Scoop.it

A record number of households had to spend the night without electricity in the aftermath of Monday's powerful storm. Up to 180,000 thousand people were suffering power cuts on Tuesday afternoon, as new storm winds caused more damage.

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German decision will make energy dearer in Finland

German decision will make energy dearer in Finland | Finland | Scoop.it
Juha Naukkarinen, Managing Director at Finnish Energy Industries (ET), predicts that Germany’s decision to give up nuclear power will result in dearer energy in Finland. This will affect industry competitiveness and employment. On the other hand, Finland may also gain a competitive edge over Germany.

Naukkarinen points out that the price of electricity in the Nordic countries and in Europe generally depends on the situation in Germany. Germany will be forced to import more energy, which will force up prices.
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