We want to join forces with all Helsinki residents, customers and partners to create the world’s best city energy.
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 are in the process of building a substation in the growing and developing district of Kalasatama in Helsinki, and it is due for completion in 2018. The central location of the substation in the middle of a culturally important district also sets high architectural standards for the substation, and these have been 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. Year 2017 was a record year in the painting of distribution cabinets. We implemented a total of 14 painting projects with various interest groups: a total of more than 80 cabinets and three transformer substations were painted.
An art wall designed by the architect Nina Rusanen was built on the grounds of the Munkkisaari heating plant to landscape the structures of the heating plant.
Learning about the energy sector in Enterprice Society
For the sixth year running we have been involved in Enterprise Society, which is part of the youth programme of the Economic Information Office TAT. Enterprise Society is an innovative education programme for 6th graders to learn about society, economics and working life. Enterprise Society Helsinki-Vantaa reaches about 8,000 children from Helsinki, Vantaa and Kerava each year.
During the Enterprise Society 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 enterprise in society and about energy saving.
We encourage energy saving
We help our customers to save energy.
During 2017, we provided information about energy, its sensible use and the energy sector to about 3,800 people at our Energy Gallery and in power plants and schools. In 2016, our audience totalled 6,800.
In future, we will focus on providing energy advice especially through the customer magazine and digital channels.