Full electricity generation of the Olkiluoto 3rd reactor (OL3) in Finland will not start until December, three months behind schedule. Originally scheduled to be completed in 2009, the reactor has faced an endless series of technical problems, delays, cost overruns and legal disputes. The unit is expected to meet nearly one-sixth of Finland’s electricity needs, therefore it will be of great importance for Finland’s electricity supply, especially since the end of electricity imports from Russia a month ago. Stores in Finland are planning ahead for the possibility of electricity shortages during next winter: setting up a power schedule is especially important in rural areas to make sure all shops aren’t closed at the same time. While planned, power cuts still pose challenges for stores as, for example, freezers can be turned off for a few hours, but checkouts require a constant stream of electricity to function.