Events in 2015
Suvilahti solar power plant was commissioned
Finland’s largest solar power plant on completion was commissioned in the Suvilahti district of Helsinki in March.
The plant increased the total solar electricity output connected to the grid in Finland by over 10 per cent.
Helen wins esteemed energy award
Helen’s combined district heating and cooling solution won the esteemed Global District Energy Climate Award.
Pellet system built in Hanasaari
Two pellet silos of 500 cubic metres, conveyor systems and pellet feeding equipment were built in the Hanasaari power plant area.
With the pellet system, 5–7 per cent of coal used by the power plant can be replaced with wood pellets. A similar pellet system was introduced at the Salmisaari power plant already at the end of 2014.
New landmark Viikin Keltakoipi for Lahdenväylä motorway
The new landscape portal by the substation located next to the Lahdenväylä motorway was named Viikin Keltakoipi (the Yellow Legs of Viikki). The naming competition held among Helen’s customers received over 750 suggestions.
Grants for world’s best city energy were awarded
In the summer, we donated EUR 3,000 to ten Finnish events that created positive city energy.
Sale of solar panels in Kivikko was launched
Helen is building a solar power plant in the Kivikko district of Helsinki. Once completed, it will be the biggest solar power plant in Finland. Almost a third of the up to 3,000 solar panels of the Kivikko solar power plant were sold in just a few days. The solar power plant will be completed in spring 2016.
Largest electricity storage facility in the Nordic countries to be implemented in Suvilahti
In the pilot project, new opportunities offered by a megawatt-scale electricity storage facility will be tested: flexible intermediate storage of electricity and new business models.
New solar power system delivered in Pasila
Helen delivered a solar power system consisting of 101 solar panels to the Pasila offices of Otavamedia.
Sale of renewable district heat launched to customers
Helen was the first company in Finland to offer district heat users living in apartments an opportunity to have an impact on the energy source of district heat.
Underground substation inaugurated
The new underground substation in Pasila will strengthen electricity distribution in the nearby areas and improve the security of electricity supply.
Investment in emissions reduction
Helen is reducing the already low nitrogen oxide emissions of its power plants with a EUR 20 million environmental investment.
Helen once again ranked number one among energy companies
Helen’s customers are the most satisfied with their energy company, reveals the EPSI Rating Finland survey that measures customer satisfaction in electricity retail sales.
City Council of Helsinki decided on Helen’s development programme model
Helen is making gradual investments in the increased use of biofuels in heat production. Renewable energy solutions are also focused on through the utilisation of new technology and innovations.