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  • City Refinery developed in Vuosaari

    Helen, Lassila & Tikanoja and VTT are pursuing a circular economy in their use of materials and energy. The City Refinery aims to process difficult-to-recycle materials and biomass into high-grade products. This will boost the efficiency of recycling of materials in Helsinki. The City Refinery is a critical step towards mitigating climate change and shifting society from a throwaway mindset to a circular one.

    03.06.2019

  • New, unique heat pump utilising sea water heat to be built in Vuosaari

    Helen will build a heat pump in connection with the Vuosaari power plant, utilising the power plant’s own cooling water circulation and the heat of sea water as heat sources. A heat pump of this scale utilising the heat of the sea water is unique in Finland.

    04.04.2019

  • Solar panels now available to rent on Messukeskus roof

    One of Helsinki's largest solar power plants is being built on the roof of Messukeskus Expo and Convention Centre, and the panels are now available to rent as Helen's designated panels.

    27.03.2019

  • Helen’s new service enables improved energy efficiency in properties throughout Finland

    Helen is offering a new service for residential apartment blocks that are heated with district heat. The service enables improved energy efficiency and, consequently, reduced environmental impacts caused by heating. The service is a significant step towards more energy-efficient living.

    19.03.2019

  • Helen invests in renewable energy and closes Hanasaari power plant

    Helen’s Hanasaari power plant will be closed by the end of 2024. Heat production will be replaced with heat recycling with heat pumps, energy storage, and a bioenergy heating plant planned for Vuosaari.

    04.03.2019

  • Helen will build 12 electric vehicle charging points for a housing company in Jätkäsaari

    A housing company in Jätkäsaari invested in the future and commissioned Helen to build 12 electric vehicle charging points in the property’s indoor car park.

    31.01.2019

  • Helen and German E.ON become majority owners of Liikennevirta

    The German energy company E.ON is joining forces with the Finnish company Liikennevirta.

    20.12.2018

  • 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