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Helen optimises district heat production as one of the means towards carbon neutrality

Helen optimises district heat production as one of the means towards carbon neutrality

Helen is improving energy efficiency in the district heating network by acquiring a digital control system that optimises the district heating network. The system will enable the reduction of both emissions and costs.

11.10.2019

Finland’s first worksite cyclist is now mobile

Finland’s first worksite cyclist is now mobile

In early 2019, Helen and Helen Electricity Network were recruiting a worksite cyclist to develop and improve the traffic arrangements and interaction of district heat and electricity network sites. Aleksi Pippuri, a student of mechanical engineering and building technology, was selected for the position, and he has now started his task in the development of worksite traffic arrangements.

06.06.2019

New, unique heat pump utilising sea water heat to be built in Vuosaari

New, unique heat pump utilising sea water heat to be built in Vuosaari

Helen will build a heat pump in connection with the Vuosaari power plant, utilising the power plant’s own cooling water circulation and the heat of sea water as heat sources. A heat pump of this scale utilising the heat of the sea water is unique in Finland.

04.04.2019

Helen’s new service enables improved energy efficiency in properties throughout Finland

Helen’s new service enables improved energy efficiency in properties throughout Finland

Helen is offering a new service for residential apartment blocks that are heated with district heat. The service enables improved energy efficiency and, consequently, reduced environmental impacts caused by heating. The service is a significant step towards more energy-efficient living.

19.03.2019

Ilmala’s snow-melting field operating on district heat in use for the first time

Ilmala’s snow-melting field operating on district heat in use for the first time

Preparations for snow-rich winters were started at the Ilmala railway yard already two years ago by building a snow-melting field, which operates on district heat. This winter, the snow-melting field has been a great help in keeping the trains running smoothly.

07.02.2019

Helen is recruiting a worksite cyclist to improve worksite traffic arrangements

Helen is recruiting a worksite cyclist to improve worksite traffic arrangements

The tasks of the worksite cyclist, who will be hired for the summer, will include testing of worksite traffic arrangements by cycling and walking, promoting traffic fluidity and communicating about worksites. With this new role, Helen is investing in the development of worksite traffic arrangements.

30.01.2019

District heating and electricity networks are upgraded – new worksites are started at a record rate

District heating and electricity networks are upgraded – new worksites are started at a record rate

There will be an increased amount of network refurbishment, renewal and construction work carried out in both the district heating and the electricity network during the winter and spring season of 2019 in anticipation of Finland's EU Presidency starting in July.

10.01.2019

District heat reform: Helen wants to buy surplus heat from its customers

District heat reform: Helen wants to buy surplus heat from its customers

Helen wants to buy surplus heat from companies and properties. Open district heat increases diversity in heat procurement and promotes circular economy and climate-neutral energy production.

22.11.2018

Helen is planning a pellet heating plant in Patola

Helen is planning a pellet heating plant in Patola

Helen is investigating the possibility of building a bioenergy heating plant in the Patola district of Helsinki on a heating plant site used by Helen. The heating plant planned for Patola will require a revision of the town plan to enable construction of a second plant at the current site.

15.11.2018

Public open evening on environmental impacts of Tattarisuo bioenergy heating plant on Tuesday 27 November 2018

Public open evening on environmental impacts of Tattarisuo bioenergy heating plant on Tuesday 27 November 2018

Helen is investigating the possibility of constructing a bioenergy heating plant in Tattarisuo, Helsinki. In November, the Uusimaa Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (ELY) is organising a public open evening to disseminate the results of the environmental impact assessment.

12.11.2018