Company

We support Finland's transition towards an open gas market

Finland is getting ready for the gas market opening. According to Finnish new Natural Gas Market Act, the gas transmission operations owned by Gasum will be unbundled (full ownership unbundling) by the beginning of 2020. The new transmission system operator launching 1st of January 2020 will be Gasgrid Finland.  Finnish Gas Transmission Services was established to organise the operation of the independent gas transmission company.

Our task is to support Finland’s transition towards an open gas market and to ensure that market participants get the information and support they need during the transition period.

The CEO of the company is Olli Sipilä who started in his position 1.8.2019. From this role, Olli Sipilä will become the CEO of Gasgrid Finland, the new gas transmission system operator that will start operations on January 1, 2020. The chairman of the Board of Directors of Finnish Gas Transmission Services is Kai-Petteri Purhonen. The members of the Board of Directors are Hanna Masala and Esa Härmälä.

Please contact us on any issues related to opening of the gas market in Finland.

Personnel

Olli Sipilä
CEO
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+358 40 589 4686

Anni Sarvaranta
Chief Operating Officer
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+358 50 348 2071

Mika Myötyri
Gas Market Specialist
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Finnish Gas Transmission Services

Here you can get answers to your questions!

Finnish Gas Transmission Services’ key responsibility is to support Finland’s transition towards an open gas market and to ensure that gas market participants get the information and support they need during the transition period. Our operations focus on the period starting at the beginning of 2020.

In co-operation with Gasum, we are setting up the independent gas transmission system operator (TSO) for Finland, which will start its operations on 1 January 2020. From the beginning of 2020, we will become part of the new Gas-TSO.

Please contact us on any issues related to opening of the gas market in Finland.

You can contact Finnish Gas Transmission Services in all matters related to the gas market opening in Finland. If there is something we do not yet know, we will find the answer and provide further directions if necessary. We want to facilitate potential new market participants’ actions to enter into Finnish gas market area.  

The CEO of the company is Olli Sipilä who started in his position 1.8.2019. From this role, Olli Sipilä will become the CEO of Gasgrid Finland, the new gas transmission system operator that will start operations on January 1, 2020.

The Chairman of the Board of Directors of Finnish Gas Transmission Services is Kai-Petteri Purhonen. The members of the Board of Directors are Hanna Masala and Esa Härmälä.

Finnish Gas Transmission Services is not a TSO. The company is setting up the Finnish Gas-TSO that will begin its operations in 2020. Finnish Gas Transmission Services will become a part of the new Gas-TSO at the beginning of 2020.

Until the end of 2019, Gasum’s gas transmission business is the TSO with system responsibility.

On 1 January 2020, Finnish Gas Transmission Services will become part of the new established Gas-TSO.

Baltic Connector Oy is a subsidiary of Finnish Gas Transmission Services. Baltic Connector Oy is a state-owned company set up in 2015 to construct the Finnish part of the Balticconnector gas pipeline between Finland and Estonia. Baltic Connector executes the Balticconnector project as an independent entity until the project is finished. See the Baltic Connector website for more information on the Balticconnector project.

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