Finland power grid recovers from worst storms in 30 years

Finland’s power grid is recovering from the worst storms in 30 years, says power provider Fortum. Long outages hit homeowners on Boxing Day and more than 190,000 customers were without […]

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By Vicky Ellis

Finland’s power grid is recovering from the worst storms in 30 years, says power provider Fortum. Long outages hit homeowners on Boxing Day and more than 190,000 customers were without power at one point.

The Nordic power firm says repairs to the grid which caused the most damage are now completed. It expects all residential electricity to be restored by Friday.

The terrible Christmas weather will cost the firm €45million, says Fortum, which covers similar storm repairs in neighbouring Sweden as well as customer compensation.

The UK suffered similarly disruptive weather over Christmas, with gale force winds causing thousands of power cuts in Scotland and the north of England.