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Meadow roof growing in Munkkisaari – result of multidisciplinary collaboration brings nature into the city and attracts pollinators
Helen's Munkkisaari heating plant will get a fresh look this summer, when the old green roof is turned into a verdant meadow. The bright vegetation will delight local residents and passers-by, as well as improving the diversity of city nature: the meadow will contain a mixture of species that will also attract pollinating insects.
The energy sector is undergoing a major transformation, with challenges posed by digitalisation, climate change and the changing market structures. Helen’s vision is to make the opportunities of a new energy era available to everyone – Sari Mannonen appointed SVP of Solution Business.
Net sales were reduced due to mild winter, impacts of the corona crisis are felt in Helen’s business environment The first quarter of 2020 was exceptional in many respects. Heat sales were decreased due to the uncommonly mild winter, while the corona crisis had an impact on electricity distribution especially in March: in Helsinki, electricity consumption was down by as much as 15 per cent as a result of the service sector shut down. In total, electricity distribution decreased by 4 per cent in
Helen continues to invest in carbon neutrality: one of the world’s largest heat pumps planned for Helsinki, enabling faster reduction in the use of coal
Helen is expanding the heating and cooling plant located under the Katri Vala Park in Sörnäinen with a new heat pump, the seventh in all. The investment is the first to replace coal use in the Salmisaari power plant: the output of the new heat pump corresponds to more than 10 per cent of the thermal capacity of Salmisaari.
In the energy sector, the transformation of environmental technology and the circular economy provide breakthroughs comparable to the internet at the same time as the role of consumers and data increases, says Juha-Pekka Weckström who took over the position of Helen’s CEO at the beginning of April. The central elements of the company’s strategy are carbon neutrality and strong customer focus. Maintaining a high level of security of supply and producing sufficient volumes of electricity and heat
The energy fee for district heat for the spring season will decrease from the same period last year by 6%. The energy fee for the period 1 May – 30 September 2020 will be 34,87 e/MWh (including VAT 24%).
Helen wants to help its consumer and small business customers who find themselves in a difficult situation due to the coronavirus epidemic and is ready to negotiate on the payment time of electricity bills.
The production of electricity, heat and cooling continues as normal in Helsinki. We are constantly updating our operating instructions to ensure undisturbed distribution of energy to our customers. Our customer services can be contacted as normal online and by telephone. The Energiatori customer service point in Kamppi in Helsinki is closed until further notice.
Extension of Vantaa Energy’s waste-to-energy plant will produce carbon-neutral heat also for Helsinki
Heat energy sales between Helen and Vantaa Energy are growing in 2022 with the expansion investment of the waste-to-energy plant. A quarter of the carbon-neutral heat produced will be directed into Helen’s network.
The Helen Group’s profit trend and the strong growth in customer numbers continued at an excellent level in business year 2019. The company’s increased operating efficiency and the high level of availability of the plants, successful measures in the electricity market and the favourable price trend of fuels have contributed to the excellent performance and profitability.