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  • 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

  • Helen is planning new bioenergy heating plants

    Helen is planning to build new bioenergy heating plants in Helsinki. The planned areas are in Vuosaari, Patola and Tattarisuo. The bioenergy heating plants will replace coal use and ensure sufficient district heat supplies.

    01.02.2018

  • The world’s first seasonal energy storage facility of its kind is planned for the Kruunuvuorenranta rock caverns

    Helen and Skanska are investigating the possibility of building a gigantic seasonal storage facility for heat energy in the old rock caverns located beneath Kruunuvuori in Helsinki. There are reportedly no other similar solutions implemented anywhere else in the world.

    30.01.2018

  • Finland’s largest rock cavern heat storage planned for Helsinki

    Helen is planning to build a new energy storage facility in disused underground oil caverns located deep in the bedrock of Helsinki. The facility will be the largest of its kind in the country. The storage facility would accommodate over 40 times as much hot water as the amount of water in the pools at the Helsinki Swimming Stadium.

    08.01.2018

  • More flexibility in the electricity system with increasing use of renewables

    Renewable energy production will increase in Europe and in Finland in the next few years, and more flexible solutions will be needed in the electricity system. Placing of distributed production and flexibility on the market is developed in Helsinki as part of an EU project.

    22.12.2017

  • Pellets were ignited in Finland’s largest pellet boiler

    The first wood pellets were ignited this week at Helen’s new pellet-fired heating plant in the Salmisaari district of Helsinki. The plant will soon generate renewable district heat to customers in Helsinki. The pellet-fired heating plant is a significant project to increase renewable energy in Helen’s energy production.

    20.10.2017

  • Large heat pumps arrive in Helsinki

    Industrial-scale heat pumps from France, to be installed in the Esplanade underground cooling plant, will arrive in Finland by sea this week. The heat pump parts will be transported from the Vuosaari Harbour to Helen’s district cooling cavern.

    18.09.2017

  • Helen identifies five solutions for a climate-neutral future

    At Helen’s Environment Day, the company introduced its key words for the future: city resident participation, recycling waste heat, flexibility, and moving away from fossil fuels. Renewable energy production requires an increasing amount of space.

    25.08.2017

  • Helsinki blazes the trail in intelligent energy solutions

    Helen is involved in an EU project to test new solutions in climate change mitigation in cities. Energy saving plays a key role in the project.

    10.08.2017

  • Helen is the most sustainable brand among energy companies

    Finnish people regard Helen as the most sustainable brand among energy companies according to the largest survey in the Nordic countries concerning citizens’ views on the responsibility of well-known brands. 

    10.08.2017

  • Helen awarded for its long-term energy efficiency work

    The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, the Energy Authority and Motiva have awarded Helen with recognition for its excellent energy-efficiency work. The event took place at the awards gala and seminar on energy efficiency agreements held at the Finlandia Hall on 15 June 2017. 

    20.06.2017

  • Oil tank in the Jakomäki heating plant to be modified

    One of the two oil tanks in the Jakomäki heating plant will be modified and the use of one will be suspended. The modification work will start in early April, and the plant will be calibrated to meet the new emission requirements in September. The heating plant will be back in full operation in December 2017.

    05.04.2017

  • Finland’s largest pellet boiler to arrive in Salmisaari

    Finland’s largest pellet boiler will arrive in the Salmisaari power plant area next week.

    23.03.2017

  • Helen builds more solar power

    Helen is building new solar power plants on the properties of business customers.The customer provides the facility for the power plant and will, in turn, be able to take advantage of the electricity generated by the plant.

    16.03.2017

  • Helen supports climate neutrality

    In order to curb climate change, we need ambitious targets, which are found in the government’s new policy outlines. Helen is currently the biggest investor in the reduction of the use of coal in Finland, with an objective of carbon neutral production by 2050.

    02.12.2016

  • Helen shows the way in energy efficiency

    On 14 October, Helen was among the first companies to sign the new Energy Efficiency Agreements for the years 2017-2025. At the same time, Helen showed the way in energy efficiency by launching its new energy saving service, Heat Pledge.

    19.10.2016

  • Helen invites you to make a Heat Pledge

    Helen is launching a nationwide Heat Pledge campaign to reduce emissions in connection with consumption peaks in the winter. The Heat Pledge is also the first publication in Helen’s new Enne service aimed at consumers interested in responsible energy use.

    18.10.2016

  • Electric vehicle charging network

    Helen's new concept brings private charging points as part of the public charging network. The Pitäjänmäki charging point has ABB’s latest electric vehicle charging technology that charges a car in just 5–15 minutes.

    18.10.2016

  • The energy future is in the sun

    According to a study commissioned by Helen, the important key words of the energy future are the sun, energy saving and energy efficiency, utilisation of waste, as well as circular economy. It is critical for Helen and the entire energy sector what shape and form the EU’s sustainability criteria for biomass, which are under preparation this autumn, will take.

    15.09.2016

  • More renewable energy through partnership

    Helen is seeking new partners for local renewable energy production projects. Selected project partners will receive a total of EUR 50,000 in financial aid.

    10.08.2016