Wind power related problems are addressed through cooperation

Published 30.09.2015

FICORA, in cooperation with energy and telecommunications operators, is searching for solutions against adverse effects of wind power parks on the surrounding radio systems, such as TV reception, mobile networks, radio links and radars. The aim is to solve the problems by agreeing on the division of responsibilities and, thus, to avoid introducing new legislation.

The number and size of wind turbines have increased significantly during the 2000s. As a result, their effect on other functions of the society, such as radio systems, has become increasingly important.

FICORA has established a working group consisting of companies and organisations in the energy sector, telecommunications operators, as well as other authorities. The purpose of the cooperation is to develop a common understanding of the amount and extent of the problems caused by wind power, and to find flexible approaches that do not require new legislation.

The working group is seeking to develop a model for cooperation between wind power companies, TV and mobile operators, and users of radio systems, for those cases when wind turbines cause interference to radio systems. It is important to ensure that television and mobile communications services as well as radars and radio links function properly regardless of wind turbines.

The term for the working group ends on 30 April 2016 and the final report will be delivered by that date.

Further information

Jarno Ilme, Director, tel. +358 295 390 574

Heidi Himmanen, Head of Spectrum Supervision, tel. +358 295 390 441

Key words: Internet , Spectrum , Telephone , Faults and disturbances , Functionality , Mobile phone , News

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