What is electricity distribution?
Your electricity network company distributes electricity to your home and ensures that the electricity network is functioning at all times and under all circumstances. Even if you shop around for the best deal for your electricity contract, electricity distribution is always carried out by your local electricity network company that owns the distribution network in the area.
Your electricity bill also includes a charge for electricity distribution. Your local network company charges you for electricity distribution and will send you a separate bill, and your selected electricity supplier will also send their own bill for the amount of electricity sold. As an exception to this, we offer our electricity sales customers in Helsinki a combined bill with Helen Electricity Network Ltd.
Electricity network operations are a licensed monopoly supervised by the Energy Authority. The Energy Authority ensures the reasonableness of pricing in electricity distribution and grants the electricity network licences in Finland. The biggest distribution network companies in Finland are Caruna, Elenia and Helen Electricity Network Ltd. The power transmission grid in Finland is supervised and developed by the Finnish national grid company Fingrid Oyj.