The cost structure of a TSO is power-based, but the current tariff of the Finnish TSO (Fingrid) is consumption-based. Fingrid wanted to identify the most potential options for consumption-based power tariffs and evaluate their risks and practical implementation.
Gaia produced a benchmark- analysis on relevant experiences from other countries (>20) and analyzed the suitability of different models to Fingrid. 5 most potential models were identified followed by an assessment of risks and practical implementation. Gaia also created a tool to simulate the effects of selected power pricing models on the fees of each of the TSO’s customers.
The project supported Fingrid’s ongoing evaluation on transmission tariffs and responded to the requests of the national Smart Grid Working Group