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Finland Briefly Fires Up Backup Plants to Avert Power Shortage

Finland was briefly forced to rely on two backup power plants on Thursday morning to balance the grid as Europe faces its worst energy crisis in decades.

Fingrid Oyj started up the fossil fuel-fired Huutokoski and Forssa units at 7:39 a.m. local time, and brought the situation under control after obtaining more bids from the power market, the network manager said in a statement on its website. No shortage warning was issued, it said.