Saving energy every day and preparing for power cuts helps us all.
How do electricity shortages arise?
An electricity shortage occurs when electricity production and imports to Finland are not enough to cover electricity consumption.
Fingrid aims to carry out any power cuts in a controlled manner and to give advance notice on them. Regional power cuts last between 1 to 2 hours. The probable time of the power cut is between 8 and 10 am and 5 and 7 pm, when the consumption is at its highest. The aim is to exclude critical societal functions like hospitals from the power cuts. Power cuts can also occur abruptly.
Saving electricity reduces the risk of electricity shortage
The risk of electricity shortage can be reduced when we use electricity sparingly. Consumption is at its highest on weekday mornings and early evenings. Energy saving tips are available on the Down a Degree website.Energy saving tips