Elenia Weatherproof investments implemented as planned
In 2014, Elenia increased its electricity network replacement investments in accordance with its electricity network development plan, which extends to 2028, by underground cabling. At the same time, Elenia continued to invest in IT development in support of the implementation and monitoring of the investment plan. Elenia has also continued work with its stakeholders related to Elenia Weatherproof, including customer communication through various channels and close cooperation with local media.
The electricity network development plan takes into account the security of supply requirements of the Electricity Market Act, as well as the company’s own strategic goals which include:
- Improved security of supply
- Increased number of customers within weatherproof network
- Investment efficiency
Elenia aims to increase its cabling rate to 70% by 2028. Elenia’s target is to have 1,600 to 2,200 kilometres of its electricity network cabled underground on an annual basis.
Elenia receives its second international certification for quality of network management
Elenia continued to develop its asset management system. Following the PAS 55 certificate granted in 2013, the company was awarded a certificate based on the new international ISO 55001 standard as evidence of its high-quality electricity network management. The certificate was awarded by Lloyd’s Register, a UK based organisation specialising in corporate security and risk management. The two certificates represent international recognition of the quality of Elenia’s electricity network development, construction, operation and maintenance.
The requirements of both PAS 55 and ISO 55001 guide the construction, operation, maintenance and repairs of Elenia’s electricity network. This ensures that the company will operate, maintain and upgrade its electricity network in order to respond better and better to its customers’ needs.
The certificates also require that Elenia’s suppliers and service providers commit to responsible operations of a high quality in accordance with Elenia’s operating methods.