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Helen’s wind power production to triple – Fortum and Helen join forces in building wind power in Ostrobothnia

Fortum and Helen are together investing in wind power. Two wind farms, Pjelax-Böle and Kristinestad Norr, will be built in the vicinity of Närpiö and Kristiinankaupunki. The project will triple Helen’s wind power production and, after the investment, Helen will produce up to one terawatt-hour of wind power per year. This amount corresponds to a quarter of electricity consumption in Helsinki.

29.12.2021

Helen phases out coal more than five years ahead of schedule

Closing of the Salmisaari coal-fired power plant is a significant step for Finland towards achieving carbon neutrality.

21.12.2021

Assessment of seawater heat recovery makes progress, joined by new alternatives and new partner

Helen is extending the ongoing assessment of seawater heat recovery by introducing a new strategic partner, Boost Brothers, in the project. The partnership aims to assess various alternatives for building a seawater heat recovery system and a heat pump plant planned for Salmisaari. The project supports Helen’s target of building a distributed city energy system where heat and electricity are produced in a carbon-neutral way from energy recovered from the ground, air, water and waste heat.

16.12.2021

High power charging system for EVs built in Pirkanhovi

Teboil and Helen enter into cooperation in the charging of electric vehicles (EVs). At the beginning of December, EV drivers are able to take advantage of a new, extremely fast charging device along the busy Helsinki‒Tampere highway. Teboil aims to offer the best place to stop regardless of the vehicle’s motive power. At Helen’s public charging points, EVs are charged with renewable wind power.

13.12.2021

Helen and Horisont Energi enter cooperation for carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS)

The Finnish energy company Helen and the Norwegian clean energy company Horisont Energi have signed a memorandum of understanding for cooperation in the areas of hydrogen economy and carbon storage. The companies are jointly exploring the capture of carbon dioxide from power plant flue gases and the utilisation, logistics and storage of the recovered carbon dioxide.

10.12.2021

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The construction work on the Lakiakangas 3 wind farm is making rapid progress. Currently, as many as seven wind turbines are producing clean wind power. By the end of January, all 20 wind turbines of the wind farm will be in production use.

14.10.2021

CEO Juha-Pekka Weckström: Helen is committed to Helsinki’s ambitious climate targets of carbon neutrality in 2030 and zero emissions in 2040

The City of Helsinki today published the Mayor’s proposal for the new City Strategy. For Helen and the City of Helsinki, the ambitious climate targets mean an opportunity to set an example in the mitigation of climate change and to act as a global forerunner.

12.10.2021

Construction of geothermal heating plant under way in Ruskeasuo, Helsinki, drilling of heat well to begin in September

The drilling of Helsinki's first medium-depth geothermal well is set to start in Ruskeasuo at the beginning of September. The Ruskeasuo geothermal plant will serve as Helen's pilot site, where drilling technology and other technical solutions for new geothermal sites are tested and developed.

25.08.2021

Environmental impact assessment of seawater heat recovery project has started

Helen has carried out a feasibility study on various alternatives of utilising seawater as a source of heat for industrial-scale heat pumps in Helsinki. The project is now progressing to the environmental impact assessment stage. In June, a public presentation meeting on the project will be held as a webinar.

02.06.2021

The City of Espoo increases the number of public charging points for electric vehicles in partnership with Helen – charging points utilising wind power are becoming more common throughout Finland

A total of 18 charging points are being installed in five residential areas in Espoo: in Tapiola, Leppävaara and the Nuottaniemi guest harbour. The charging points utilise wind power, and they are due to be completed during May. The energy company Helen is responsible for their installation.

01.06.2021

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