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Power network licence

  • Permit or other obligation
  • Nationwide except the Åland Islands
  • Public service

Electricity network operations require a power network licence if the electricity network is located in properties controlled by several parties. If the electricity network is used to manage the internal electricity supply of a property or a property group, no power network permit is required. The power network license cannot be transferred to another party.

The distribution system operator's power network licence is required for electricity network operations in a distribution network or in a high-voltage distribution network. A closed distribution network’s power network licence is applied for using a separate closed distribution network’s power network licence application form. In the main grid, electricity network operations may be carried out under the power network licence of the main grid operator.

Do the following

  1. Fill in the online application form for a power network licence electronically.
  2. Print the application form and sign the application manually. If you are applying for a distribution network operator's power network licence, also print out the insurance attachments and sign them manually.
  3. Attach the reports and attachments mentioned in the form to the application.
  4. Send the application and its appendices primarily by e-mail to the registry of the Energy Authority. You can also post the application and its attachments to the Energy Authority.

To whom and on what terms

A fee is charged for the service.

Basic information

The service is provided byEnergy Authority
Responsible for the serviceEnergy Authority
Area Whole Finland (except Åland)
Available languagesFinnish, Swedish
Text edited by: Energy Authority
Updated: 27/8/2021