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  • Helen is planning a pellet heating plant in Patola

    Helen is investigating the possibility of building a bioenergy heating plant in the Patola district of Helsinki on a heating plant site used by Helen. The heating plant planned for Patola will require a revision of the town plan to enable construction of a second plant at the current site.

    15.11.2018

  • Public open evening on environmental impacts of Tattarisuo bioenergy heating plant on Tuesday 27 November 2018

    Helen is investigating the possibility of constructing a bioenergy heating plant in Tattarisuo, Helsinki. In November, the Uusimaa Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (ELY) is organising a public open evening to disseminate the results of the environmental impact assessment.

    12.11.2018

  • Helen Group’s interim report January-September 2018

    Helen Group's net sales rose, thanks to successful measures in the electricity wholesale market. The number of Helen's customers continued to grow, and cooling sales showed a dramatic increase. In future, Helen will seek growth with an increasing focus on new energy services and clean energy solutions and through partnerships and investment.

    02.11.2018

  • Oil tank in the Lassila heating plant to be replaced

    The Lassila heating plant, which safeguards heat supplies to North Helsinki, will undergo modifications to meet the EU's new emission limit requirements. The replacement of the oil tank at the heating plant will start in early November. After the oil tank replacement has been completed, the natural gas burners in two boilers in the heating plant will also be replaced.

    31.10.2018

  • Helen ready to phase out coal

    Helen is preparing to replace coal in energy production. The Government’s legislative proposal to ban coal, presented today, will accelerate the investment decisions, but it will also prevent utilisation of new, developing technologies.

    18.10.2018

  • Construction of Finland’s largest rock cavern heat storage facility starts

    Helen is building Finland's largest heat storage facility in the old oil caverns in Mustikkamaa for the storage of district heat. Demolition work will start soon, and the construction work will start in early 2019. The rock cavern heat storage facility willreduce Helen's carbon dioxide emissions by 21,000 tonnes per year.

    11.10.2018

  • New district heating service saves energy

    Helen is launching a new district heating service on the market: a smart heat distribution centre saves energy and reduces heating costs for residents. The smart heat distribution centre creates equal indoor conditions for all apartments of a housing company.

    09.10.2018

  • Helen organised voluntary working party to help threatened brown trout

    Helen organised a working party afternoon for its personnel on the river Mätäjoki to help the brown trout, which is under extreme threat. Helen employees were able to play a concrete role in improving the condition of the trout's breeding grounds.

    28.09.2018

  • Helen among top five in international branding contest

    The Finnish energy company Helen was among the world's top brands in the international energy sector CHARGE branding contest in Reykjavik, Iceland. Helen won an award as one of the five top energy brands in the well-known brands category.

    25.09.2018

  • Residents' survey on environmental impacts of Tattarisuo bioenergy heating plant opens

    Helen is investigating the possibility of constructing a bioenergy heating plant in Tattarisuo, Helsinki. As part of the environmental impact assessment of the plant, a residents' survey is conducted in September, to investigate the effects of the bioenergy heating plant on the environment and people.

    12.09.2018

  • Sinnemäki inaugurates Helen’s underground heating and cooling plant

    Deputy Mayor Anni Sinnemäki today inaugurated Helen's underground heating and cooling plant, which is located under the Esplanade Park. The plant's large heat pumps produce district heat and district cooling.

    31.08.2018

  • Steam blowing at the Salmisaari power plant result in vapour clouds and temporary noise impacts

    Steam blowing resulting in vapour clouds and temporary noise impacts will be carried out at Helen's Salmisaari power plant between 23 August and 6 September 2018. The cleaning is related to the major project carried out in the summer where 70 kilometres of high-pressure pipes in the steam boiler were renewed.

    16.08.2018

  • A free charging station for electric cyclists in Katajanokka

    Helen is providing a free charging station for electric cyclists on the Katajanokka waterfront in Helsinki. The e-bike charging station is the first of its kind in Finland and utilises solar panels and an electricity storage unit as power sources. The charging station is now open to city residents at the side of Allas Sea Pool, next to Flying Cinema.

    14.08.2018

  • Record volumes of solar power from Helen’s power plants

    This year, record volumes of solar energy were obtained from Helen's own solar power plants at Kivikko and Suvilahti from March onwards. May was the most productive month in the solar power plants over many years.

    09.08.2018

  • New underground heating and cooling plant utilises waste heat

    Helen's underground heating and cooling plant located under the Esplanade Park has been completed, and trial operations have started. The large heat pumps produce both district heat and district cooling. They recover a significant amount of waste heat from properties for utilisation in heat production.

    13.06.2018

  • First solar panel benches to be installed in Helsinki

    Five solar panel benches, which can be used for recharging electric bicycles and mobile devices, have been introduced in Helsinki by Helen. The first of their kind in Finland, the benches will be located in Teurastamo, Kalasatama and the Market Square.

    12.06.2018

  • More renewable energy from the Klåsarö hydropower plant

    The Klåsarö hydropower plant on the River Kymijoki will be upgraded. The plant's lifespan will be extended and the amount of renewable energy will be increased with the modernisation of water turbines.

    07.06.2018

  • Inconsistent tax solutions restrict opportunities to increase renewable energy

    In the view of Helen Ltd, Finland needs a more coherent energy policy. The tax increase on combined heat and power generation, proposed by the Government, together with the ban on the use of coal that has been brought forward would significantly restrict the opportunities for energy companies to invest in new energy innovations and emissions reduction.

    30.05.2018

  • Solar panels and electricity storage system for homes for the first time in Finland

    Helen is the first company in Finland to offer solar panels and an electricity storage system as a tailored package for its domestic customers. Microgenerators will gain greater benefits from their solar panels with the aid of an electricity storage system.

    05.04.2018

  • First bioenergy heating plant in Helsinki inaugurated

    The Mayor of Helsinki Jan Vapaavuori inaugurated Helen's new bioenergy heating plant in Salmisaari. The plant produces renewable district heat in the largest pellet-fired boiler in Finland.

    14.02.2018