Helen has joined the Climate Leadership Council, which seeks sustainable solutions to global environmental challenges.
The customers of Helen Ltd are the most satisfied with their energy company, reveals the EPSI Rating Finland survey that measures customer satisfaction in electricity retail sales. Helen has maintained its number one position among major energy companies for 10 years.
Helen Ltd is reducing the already low nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions of its power plants. Due to its environmental investments of almost EUR 20 million, NOx emissions at the Salmisaari and Hanasaari power plants will fall to about a half of the current levels.
Helsinki City Council decided today that Helen’s development programme is to be implemented with a model that will gradually increase the use of biofuels in heat production. The possibilities of new technologies and any changes in the customers’ energy use are also taken into account. For example, extensive utilisation of solar heat, geothermal heat and heat pumps will be investigated.
A nest built by ospreys in a power pylon was replaced during the birds’ autumn migration by a man-made nest base built in the top of a pine tree.
The strike in post handling and distribution can delay paper bills arrival.
Helen Group’s interim report 1 January – 30 September 2015: energy sales are down due to warm winter and cold summer
The mild start to the year reduced earnings from district heat sales, and the cool summer eroded the expected growth in the sale of district cooling energy. Helen launched yet another new service based on renewable energy: renewable district heat aimed at apartment dwellers.
From time to time, there are minor smouldering fires in the coal storage facility. The facility is inspected on a daily basis, which makes it possible to extinguish any smouldering fires with immediate effect. A smouldering fire and any resulting smoke do not present a risk to the surrounding areas.
Ideas for building solar power under urban conditions are sought from application developers and start-up companies. This brainstorming project is given a boost by taking part in an international application competition and by offering new data for the use of the competitors.
The solar power plant in the Helsinki district of Suvilahti, which was Finland’s largest solar power plant on completion, has met all expectations since it started production last spring. The cloudy weather in early summer was balanced out by the sunny August days, capturing enough solar power to correspond to the annual consumption of 100 one-bedroom apartments.