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EstLink-2 (Estonia-Finland) interconnection starts commercial operation

EstLink 2, a direct current interconnection between Estonia and Finland, has been made available for commercial operations. The EstLink 2 interconnection triples the transmission capacity between the two countries and significantly strengthens the integration of electricity markets in the Baltic Sea region.

After the commissioning of EstLink 2, the transmission capacity between the countries has increased from 350 MW to 1,000 MW from Estonia to Finland, and to 860 MW from Finland to Estonia. The restriction on transmission capacity to Estonia will remain in place until the reserve power plant in Kiisa is commissioned in September 2014. The EstLink 2 interconnection is owned by the transmission system operators Fingrid and Elering.

Source: 11 February 2014