Fingrid evaluates the environmental impacts of Fennovoima’s power lines

The environmental impact assessment (EIA) procedure of the power lines required for Fennovoima’s Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plant has begun. Fennovoima’s nuclear power plant will be connected to the main grid with 110 and 400 kilovolt transmission lines.

Fingrid is responsible for the implementation of the EIA procedure of the power lines required for Fennovoima’s Hanhikivi 1. Fingrid has submitted the EIA program to the North Ostrobothnia Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (ELY Centre).

The power plant connection lines will be built through Pyhäjoki, Raahe, Merijärvi and Kalajoki.

The EIA procedure consists of the program stage and the reporting stage. The EIA program is a plan how to implement the environmental impact assessment of the 110 and 400 kilovolt power lines. The ELY Centre will request statements of the EIA program from stakeholders and public events on the EIA program will be arranged. Received statements and opinions are taken into account in the environmental impact assessment. The results of the assessment are compiled in the EIA report, which is expected to be completed in summer 2016.

Fingrid Plc. maintains and develops the nation-wide high-voltage grid, which enables electricity transmission in Finland. More information about the EIA procedure and EIA program can be found from Fingrid’s press release.

 

For more information:

Fingrid:
Fingrid’s Development Manager Satu Vuorikoski, tel. +358 30 395 5195
Fingrid’s Technical Specialist Pasi Saari, tel. +358 30 395 5178

 

Fennovoima:
Questions concerning environmental matters at Hanhikivi headland:
Fennovoima’s EHS Director Kristiina Honkanen, tel. +358 20 757 9222
Fennovoima’s Communications Officer Anna Tainio, tel. +358 20 757 8416