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Finnish “daughter” of a single Russian export-import operator of electricity “Inter RAO” company RAO Nordic Oy intends to completely cut off the supply of electricity to Finland from 01:00 on May 14. This is reported by the Finnish partner of the Russian supplier Fingrid.
Although since April 24, Finland has limited the purchase of electricity in the Russian Federation from 1300 MW to up to 900 MW.
The lack of payment since May 6 forced the Russian side to take an unpopular step. This situation in RAO is called extremely exceptional. There have been no such precedents in the twenty-year history of cooperation.
It is assumed that the shutdown is a temporary measure, and the Finnish company was quick to report that nothing threatens the country’s energy market.
It remains to be understood whether Russia “could not” accept payments, or whether Finland became unwilling to make them. Or does this energy incident have a more interesting motive?