Eesti Energia has announced that the first electric current has been sent to Finland via Estlink as ABB began testing the submarine part of the cable.

Submarine cable constructor ABB has been carrying out tests in the converter stations in Espoo, Finland and Harku, Estonia since the middle of October but tests of the Estlink submarine cable had been temporarily put on hold.

Indrek Aarna, the manager of Nordic Energy Link, described the sending of the electrical current through the cable as a historical moment. He also confirmed that ABB will continue testing the cable and, should no further hitches occur, the cable will be inaugurated on December 4, 2006 in the converter stations in Estonia and Finland.