The Olkiluoto-3 nuclear power plant in Finland was connected to the national grid

The Olkiluoto-3 nuclear power plant in Finland was connected to the national power grid on Saturday, the station operator Teollisuuden voima said on Saturday.

“Today, on Saturday, March 12, 2022, at 12.01, the unit (NPP) is connected to the national grid with a capacity of 103 MW. A long-awaited moment, Olkiluoto 3 will significantly increase Finland’s electricity self-sufficiency and contribute to the achievement of carbon neutrality goals.

The last time a new nuclear power plant was commissioned in Finland was more than four decades ago.

During the trial operation phase, which will last about four months, the capacity of the Olkiluoto-3 nuclear power plant will be gradually increased to 1600 MW. This is about 10% of Finland’s electricity needs, the station operator specifies.