Power failures are possible next year-Instructions to our tenants during blackouts
Save energy- prevent power failures
- During the winter, controlled power outages may occur if the electricity consumption exceeds the electricity production
- Blackouts may occur especially in cold windless days. You will receive information about the blackouts from news and nation bulletins
- It is possible to prevent blackouts by reducing energy consumption during consumption peaks (weekdays 8 a.m.-10. a.m. 4 p.m.-5 p.m. 7 p.m.-8 p.m.) Possible blackouts will most likely be held during these hours.
- Everything you do to save the energy may prevent the blackouts. More information about saving energy in your home can be found https://www.astettaalemmas.fi/en/campaign_info
Preparing for blackouts
- Follow the communications from your electricity company and distribution network company. Many companies also have their own applications where they provide information directly to their customers. (in all Tankkari buildings the distribution network company is Kokkolan Energia https://www.kokkolanenergia.fi/)
- Notice that the blackouts may occur suddenly and there is not enough time to inform anyone
- Kt Oy Tankkari will also inform if we will receive any information about controlled power outages. Kt Oy Tankkari is not responsible of the controlled power outages.
- Every household should prepare with warm clothes, flashlight and radio with batteries to follow the national announcements
- It would also be recommended to have food that does not need refrigerator.
Impact of the power failure
- the lights turn off and the appliances won’t work
- heaters stop working
- air ventilation stops
- elevators stop
- the water distribution may stop
- the lights in the hallways and yard area may not work
During the power failure
- everyone should stay at home
- Do not use elevator during the blackout or if there is informed that there will be a controlled power outage
- Avoid using water
- Be very careful if trying to use warm water, it may be boiling hot
- It is recommended to avoid using the toilet, there should be enough water for one flushing during the power failure
- Switch off electrical devices and lights. It is especially important to turn off the stove, iron, coffee maker and washing machine. That way they will not start a fire when the power comes back on.
- Do not open the freezer and fridge unnecessarily.
- Do not call the emergency number for non-urgent matters
- Help your neighbors if they need help
Even during normal conditions, power outages of one hour may occur unexpectedly due to storms or faults, for example. Under electricity market legislation, storms or snow may not cause blackouts of more than six hours in areas in which a local detailed plan is in force or more than 36 hours in other areas. Customers must therefore be prepared for power cuts in normal conditions too.
More information about preparing a power outage https://72hours.fi/power-outage/
On Fingrid’s state of the power system website, https://www.fingrid.fi/en/electricity-market/power-system/ you can monitor the production and consumption of electricity and the current forms of electricity generation.