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Helen’s Board investigates phasing out coal production in the Salmisaari power plant five years ahead of schedule

Helen’s Board of Directors has decided to launch an investigation on the possibility of bringing forward the phasing out of coal in energy production at the Salmisaari power plant by 1 April 2024 instead of the previous 2029. Therefore, Helen would completely give up the use of coal five years earlier than anticipated. A decision was also made to close down the Hanasaari power plant and cease production ahead of the original schedule, i.e. on 1 April 2023.

11.11.2021

LakiakaLakiakangas 3 will increase Helen’s wind power production fivefoldngas 3 viisinkertaistaa Helenin tuulivoiman tuotannon

The construction work on the Lakiakangas 3 wind farm is making rapid progress. Currently, as many as seven wind turbines are producing clean wind power. By the end of January, all 20 wind turbines of the wind farm will be in production use.

14.10.2021

CEO Juha-Pekka Weckström: Helen is committed to Helsinki’s ambitious climate targets of carbon neutrality in 2030 and zero emissions in 2040

The City of Helsinki today published the Mayor’s proposal for the new City Strategy. For Helen and the City of Helsinki, the ambitious climate targets mean an opportunity to set an example in the mitigation of climate change and to act as a global forerunner.

12.10.2021

Kaukolämmön syyskauden 2021 hinta nousee

The energy price of district heat in the autumn season will be EUR 66.63/MWh (0% VAT) and EUR 82.62/MWh (incl. 24% VAT) as from 1 October 2021.

06.09.2021

Construction of geothermal heating plant under way in Ruskeasuo, Helsinki, drilling of heat well to begin in September

The drilling of Helsinki's first medium-depth geothermal well is set to start in Ruskeasuo at the beginning of September. The Ruskeasuo geothermal plant will serve as Helen's pilot site, where drilling technology and other technical solutions for new geothermal sites are tested and developed.

25.08.2021

Art distribution cabinets bring people together and brighten Helsinki's street scene

For 20 years now, Helen has given hundreds of city dwellers the opportunity to paint electrical distribution cabinets, more commonly known as art distribution cabinets. This summer, Helen's own employees got to make art distribution cabinets for the first time, as we wanted to offer them a safe way to spend time together in the midst of the coronavirus.

20.08.2021

Unusually hot summer boosted cooling requirement to record readings

In June-July, several temperature records were broken in Finland, which has also been reflected in the record-high demand for cooling. In Helsinki, the energy company Helen offers a cooling service, and in July the highest cooling demand ever was recorded at 160MW. Despite the heat, the cooled properties have allowed people to enjoy cool indoor temperatures.

12.08.2021

Investments in carbon neutrality are becoming a reality: Hanasaari power plant to close earlier than predicted, emissions have already fallen significantly

Helen’s net sales continued to grow strongly, but the result was still depressed by increased costs of emission allowances, fuels and energy procurement. Significant change projects and projects in carbon-neutral production progressed as planned, as a result of which it will be possible to close the Hanasaari coal-fired power plant almost two years earlier than anticipated.

06.08.2021

Investments in carbon neutrality are becoming a reality: Hanasaari power plant to close earlier than predicted, emissions have already fallen significantly(2)

Helen’s net sales continued to grow strongly, but the result was still depressed by increased costs of emission allowances, fuels and energy procurement. Significant change projects and projects in carbon-neutral production progressed as planned, as a result of which it will be possible to close the Hanasaari coal-fired power plant almost two years earlier than anticipated.

06.08.2021

Meadow roof in Munkkisaari brings colourful meadow flowers into the city

The meadow roof project on the roof of the Munkkisaari heating plant was launched in May 2020. Now, the meadow roof displays an array of plants, attracting an abundance of pollinators. The meadow plants also bring joy to the local residents and passers-by.

23.07.2021

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