News about our projects

All Helen cooling now carbon-neutral – "Cooling requirement to grow by about 35%"

All Helen cooling now carbon-neutral – "Cooling requirement to grow by about 35%"

Buildings in Helsinki can now be cooled with fully emission-free cooling produced by utilising waste heat. From the beginning of this year, all cooling products from the energy company Helen have been carbon-neutral, as only renewable energy sources are used in their production. 

16.06.2020

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

Sinnemäki inaugurates Helen’s underground heating and cooling plant

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

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

Energy-efficient urban homes designed for the first SunZeb city block

Energy-efficient urban homes designed for the first SunZeb city block

The design of the versatile residential SunZeb city block is progressing. The block will be built in Kalasatama, Helsinki. The housing quality and energy efficiency of the residences built in the area will be in line with future requirements.

01.12.2017

Helen awarded for its long-term energy efficiency work

Helen awarded for its long-term energy efficiency work

The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, the Energy Authority and Motiva have awarded Helen with recognition for its excellent energy-efficiency work. The event took place at the awards gala and seminar on energy efficiency agreements held at the Finlandia Hall on 15 June 2017. 

20.06.2017

Residential quarter as an innovative source of renewable energy

Residential quarter as an innovative source of renewable energy

Helen is planning a diverse residential block in Kalasatama in Helsinki with on objective of taking housing quality and energy efficiency to a whole new level of standards.

28.02.2017

heatpumps

heatpumps

A record amount of renewable district heat was produced last year with the large heat pumps operating in the underground rock cavern in Sörnäinen, a total of 491,000 MWH. We also recovered over 16 per cent more excess heat than in the previous year.

15.02.2017

Helsingin Energia’s solar energy solution wins innovation prize

Helsingin Energia’s solar energy solution wins innovation prize

Helsingin Energia’s innovation Urban living comfort and energy efficiency has won the customer deed and innovation competition organised by Finnish Energy Industries.

05.09.2014

See also


Case: Sakarinmäki School

In the pilot school for renewable energy, pupils monitor energy consumption and renewable energy production in real time.