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Helen and Elisa to heat homes in Helsinki with waste heat from a data centre
The recovery of waste heat and the utilisation of carbon-neutral heat increase energy self-sufficiency and enable the heating of thousand homes in the Helsinki region.
Consumers are interested in monitoring their own energy usage – use of Oma Helen service growing strongly
Our customers’ interest in monitoring their own energy usage has grown significantly as energy-related issues and energy-saving recommendations hit the headlines in the summer. This can be seen, for example, in the increased number of users of the Oma Helen service, which was launched in 2020. By the beginning of August, as many as 270,000 of our customers had started using the service where they can monitor their energy usage even down to the hourly level, and the numbers are growing
Current issues in August: what is happening in the electricity market?
The situation in the electricity market has given rise to a wide debate in recent times. Last autumn, the prices of the Nordic power exchange rose significantly. The same trend has also continued this year: the prices have more than doubled since the beginning of the year.
New service, Yritys Helen, offers information about energy consumption even down to the hourly level
Helen is developing comprehensive digital services for customers. The services make it easier for customers to deal with their energy matters and provide new understanding of energy consumption. Helen has launched Yritys Helen, a new digital service for business and housing company customers. It enables monitoring of a property’s energy consumption even at the hourly level over the previous three years
Helen continues significant investments in wind power by purchasing two wind farms
Helen continues its significant investments in renewable energy by joining forces with the Ålandsbanken Wind Power Fund to acquire the Juurakko and Karahka wind farms in North Ostrobothnia from the international VSB Group. The investment supports our carbon neutrality target set for 2030 and our accelerated transition to carbon-neutral energy production and a distributed energy system. At the same time, we want to meet the needs of electrifying society and increase our energy self-sufficiency
Helen and LämpöYkkönen to set up joint venture focusing on geothermal heating and heat pump solutions
Helen Ltd is making a significant investment in the heat pump markets by setting up a joint venture with LämpöYkkönen Oy, focusing on geothermal and heat pump solutions. In the joint venture, the two leading experts in their field will combine their know-how to provide customers with energy-efficient and carbon-neutral heating and cooling solutions in Helsinki and other parts of Finland. Setting up the joint venture and its related arrangements are still subject to the approval of the Finnish
Helen to become alliance partners together with YIT and ACCIONA in seawater heat recovery project
Helen has selected YIT and ACCIONA, a Spanish developer of sustainable infrastructure solutions, as alliance partners for a tunnel system in a seawater heat recovery project in Salmisaari, Helsinki. The work will start with a two-year development phase, for which a contract will be signed.
Helen and Equinix extend successful cooperation to distribute more waste heat from data centers to properties in Helsinki
Both companies extend their world-leading collaboration, capturing renewable waste heat from data centers in Viikinmäki and Suvilahti and redistributing to homes in Helsinki.