Largest Russian electricity supplier to halt exports to Finland
Inter RAO says power exports to be stopped as of Saturday due to payment problems
Inter RAO, Russia's largest electricity company, will no longer supply power to Finland due to problems in receiving payments, the Finnish company Fingrid announced on Friday.
Inter RAO's Finnish subsidiary, RAO Nordic Oy, said the export will be suspended as of Saturday, according to the statement by Fingrid, Finland's electricity distribution company.
The Finnish operator stressed that the electric network is not under threat, saying: "In recent times, imported electricity from Russia has covered approximately 10% of Finland’s total consumption."
Reima Paivinen, senior vice president of Fingrid, said: “The lack of electricity import from Russia will be compensated by importing more electricity from Sweden and by generating more electricity in Finland."