We want to join forces with all Helsinki residents, customers and partners to build cleaner energy future.
A visible part of Helsinki
Our power plants and energy distribution network are a visible, and sometimes also invisible, part of Helsinki. We take the urban environment into account in the planning of new sites and in the landscaping of old ones.
We built a substation in the growing and developing district of Kalasatama in Helsinki, and it was completed in 2018. The central location of the substation in the middle of a culturally important district also set high architectural standards for the substation, and these were taken into account in its planning. The substation will be surrounded by a graffiti wall to link it even more closely to the surrounding cityscape.
Thousands of power distribution cabinets are an important part of the electricity distribution network. Improvement of distribution cabinets with street art livens up the urban landscape and reduces vandalism. In 2018, we continued the project of painting the distribution cabinets together with various stakeholders. We implemented 11 art projects in all: a total of more than 80 cabinets and two transformer substations were painted. The overall number of art cabinets is already more than 400.
LEARNING ABOUT THE ENERGY SECTOR IN yrityskylä
For the seventh year running we have been involved in Yrityskylä, which is implemented by Economic Information Office TAT. Yrityskylä is an innovative learning programme for 6th graders to learn about society, economics and working life. Yrityskylä Helsinki-Vantaa reaches about 8,000 children from Helsinki, Vantaa, Kerava and Pornainen each year.
During the Yrityskylä day, all pupils have their own professional task, which they will manage all day. In the Helen work area, the children learn about the role of an energy in society and about energy saving.
WE ENCOURAGE ENERGY SAVING
We help our customers to save energy.
During 2018, we provided information about energy, its smart use and the energy sector to about 3,500 people at our Energy Gallery and at power plants (3,800 in 2017).
To mark the energy saving week, we donated more than 70 meters to evaluate living conditions at home to Helsinki public libraries for lending to city residents.
In future, we will focus on providing energy advice especially through the customer magazine and electronic channels. A good example of a new kind of approach is the My2050 climate game, with which we started a partnership in 2018. Aimed especially at young people, the simulation game is a new and inspiring way to learn about climate change and the future it will shape.