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Nokia gets smart grid project in Finland

Transmission lines. Author: Nayu Kim. License: Creative Commons, Attribution 2.0 Generic.

December 6 (Renewables Now) - Finnish telecom Nokia Oyj (HEL:NOKIA) earlier this week said it would install an IP/MPLS network for national transmission system operator Fingrid to help improve the integration of renewable energy from various sources.

The network will help in the digital transformation of Fingrid's national electrical grid so it can manage increasing volumes of electricity from distributed energy resources, including wind, solar and micro-generation using bioenergy.

Nokia is working on this project with Nordic independent system integrator NetNordic as its partner.

Fingrid will use the new network to operate 120 high-voltage substations and control 14,600 km (9,072 miles) of power transmission across Finland. All current and legacy grid control applications including SCADA, teleprotection and current differential protection will also be supported by the Nokia network.

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