Environmental news

Meadow roof in Munkkisaari brings colourful meadow flowers into the city

The meadow roof project on the roof of the Munkkisaari heating plant was launched in May 2020. Now, the meadow roof displays an array of plants, attracting an abundance of pollinators. The meadow plants also bring joy to the local residents and passers-by.

23.07.2021

EV charging now available at Satamaparkkitalo parking facility during sea voyage with 18 charging points from Helen

Charging of electric vehicles is now possible also during a boat trip. Eighteen new electric vehicle charging points have been installed in the Satamaparkkitalo parking facility at the West Harbour in Helsinki. The new charging points are part of the 730 parking spaces of the multi-storey car park, mostly serving the sea passengers of West Harbour, but also local businesses and residents, as well as motorists visiting the area. The charging points have been supplied by the energy company Helen

21.06.2021

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

Helen’s new wind power farm will be built together with clients

As a result of an agreement signed by the real estate asset management company Sponda and Helen, 100% of the electricity consumption of Sponda’s properties will be covered with emission-free wind power. The agreement supports Sponda’s objective of carbon neutrality.

03.05.2021

Carbon-neutral district heat from the waste heat of data centres: homes in Helsinki to be heated by Telia’s data centre

Telia and the energy company Helen have agreed on the utilisation of heat produced in a data centre. According to the plans, waste heat collected from Telia’s modern data centre in Pitäjänmäki will be transmitted into the district heating network for distribution to homes and properties in Helsinki as from June 2022. In future, the data centre can provide heat for the homes of more than 20,000 Helsinki residents.

22.04.2021

Helen is strengthening its position in the wind power market: looking for European growth companies in addition to Finnish wind farm investments

Helen’s wind power production will increase five-fold as a result of its wind farm investments last year. The company is still seeking new, interesting wind farm projects in Finland. It is also studying several potential investment projects in European growth companies in the wind power sector.

24.02.2021

Helen installs fast-charge stations in shopping centres – first fast-charge station to be opened in Columbus in Vuosaari

All Citycon's shopping centres will be equipped with rapid charging points for electric vehicles implemented in cooperation with energy company Helen Ltd. The first rapid charging point will be opened in Shopping Centre Columbus in early February. Rapid charging is suited to all fully electric vehicles, and, as the name suggests, charging a vehicle at one of these points is very fast, taking approximately one hour.

09.02.2021

Energy Genius of the Year award: waste heat from Paulig’s coffee roastery utilised as district heat

In a unique pilot project of Helen and Paulig, the waste heat of Paulig’s coffee roastery is recovered and utilised in the heating of homes in Helsinki. Today, the project was presented with the Energy Genius of the Year award, which is granted by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, the Energy Authority, and the state-owned sustainable development company Motiva.

18.11.2020

Helen installs almost 50 new EV charging points utilising wind power at sports facilities in Helsinki

The number of public charging points in Helsinki will rise to well over 200 when new electric vehicle charging points are installed at 13 leisure facilities of the City of Helsinki. The new charging points will be ready for use by the end of the year. Vehicles are charged with renewable wind power at all Helen’s public electric vehicle charging points.

28.10.2020

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