Nokia wins order from Fingrid to build IP/MPLS network

Nokia has won an order from Fingrid, a transmission system operator in Finland, to build an IP/MPLS network to support the digital transformation of its national electrical grid.

Fingrid will use the network to operate 120 high-voltage substations and control 14,600 km of power transmission across the country.

The new smart grid is needed to manage the growing adoption of variable distributed energy resources, such as wind, solar and micro-generation using bioenergy. This project is in partnership with NetNordic, a longstanding Nokia channel partner.

Nokia’s IP/MPLS network solution has been deployed by transmission system operators worldwide — supporting these new grid applications along with other critical ones, such as supervisory control and data acquisition systems (SCADA), teleprotection and current differential systems, which demand stringent control of latency and jitter.

Kari Suominen, head of ICT for Fingrid, said: “Nokia’s IP/MPLS solution plays an important role in the digital transformation of our distributed energy resource management by providing us with a reliable, secure and agile communications system that has the potential to support all of our power management needs.”

Kamal Ballout, global vice president of Energy Practice for Nokia, said: “Fingrid joins our long list of transmission system operator customers who are modernizing their networks and transforming their businesses by embracing more distributed and renewable energy sources.”