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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 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

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

Thermal imaging cameras used for surveying the district heating network

The district heating network in Helsinki will be surveyed from a helicopter with a thermal imaging camera in November in order to localise any thermal leaks.

01.11.2018

Oil tank in the Lassila heating plant to be replaced

The Lassila heating plant, which safeguards heat supplies to North Helsinki, will undergo modifications to meet the EU's new emission limit requirements. The replacement of the oil tank at the heating plant will start in early November. After the oil tank replacement has been completed, the natural gas burners in two boilers in the heating plant will also be replaced.

31.10.2018

New district heating service saves energy

Helen is launching a new district heating service on the market: a smart heat distribution centre saves energy and reduces heating costs for residents. The smart heat distribution centre creates equal indoor conditions for all apartments of a housing company.

09.10.2018

Residents' survey on environmental impacts of Tattarisuo bioenergy heating plant opens

Helen is investigating the possibility of constructing a bioenergy heating plant in Tattarisuo, Helsinki. As part of the environmental impact assessment of the plant, a residents' survey is conducted in September, to investigate the effects of the bioenergy heating plant on the environment and people.

12.09.2018

Sinnemäki inaugurates Helen’s underground heating and cooling plant

Deputy Mayor Anni Sinnemäki today inaugurated Helen's underground heating and cooling plant, which is located under the Esplanade Park. The plant's large heat pumps produce district heat and district cooling.

31.08.2018

New underground heating and cooling plant utilises waste heat

Helen's underground heating and cooling plant located under the Esplanade Park has been completed, and trial operations have started. The large heat pumps produce both district heat and district cooling. They recover a significant amount of excess heat from properties for utilisation in heat production.

13.06.2018

Gigantic cavern heat storage facility to be implemented in Mustikkamaa in Helsinki

Helen has decided to build Finland's largest heat storage facility in the old oil caverns in Mustikkamaa for the storage of district heat. The heat storage facility will allow reduction in the use of fossil fuels.

22.03.2018

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