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Helen to significantly increase its wind power production – total investment of EUR 100 million in a new wind farm

Helen to significantly increase its wind power production – total investment of EUR 100 million in a new wind farm

Helen has started the construction work of the Lakiakangas 3 wind farm in Ostrobothnia in partnership with the project developer CPC Finland. The project supports Helen’s target to increase wind power production fivefold in two years. Energy generated by the new wind farm will be available to Helen’s customers in 2022.

24.08.2020

Helen is creating a new heat production model for households with a new pilot project – Ground-source heat to be part of the company’s carbon-neutral range of energy solutions

Helen is creating a new heat production model for households with a new pilot project – Ground-source heat to be part of the company’s carbon-neutral range of energy solutions

Carbon-neutral heating plays a key role in the reduction of climate emissions. Geothermal heat and ground-source heat complement emission-free heat sources and are well suited for the district heating network. Helen also offers ground-source heat solutions for properties.

10.06.2020

City Refinery developed in Vuosaari

City Refinery developed in Vuosaari

Helen, Lassila & Tikanoja and VTT are pursuing a circular economy in their use of materials and energy. The City Refinery aims to process difficult-to-recycle materials and biomass into high-grade products. This will boost the efficiency of recycling of materials in Helsinki. The City Refinery is a critical step towards mitigating climate change and shifting society from a throwaway mindset to a circular one.

03.06.2019

Helen is planning a pellet heating plant in Patola

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

Oil tank in the Lassila heating plant to be replaced

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

Construction of Finland’s largest rock cavern heat storage facility starts

Construction of Finland’s largest rock cavern heat storage facility starts

Helen is building Finland's largest heat storage facility in the old oil caverns in Mustikkamaa for the storage of district heat. Demolition work will start soon, and the construction work will start in early 2019. The rock cavern heat storage facility will reduce Helen's carbon dioxide emissions by 21,000 tonnes per year.

11.10.2018

Helen organised voluntary working party to help threatened brown trout

Helen organised voluntary working party to help threatened brown trout

Helen organised a working party afternoon for its personnel on the river Mätäjoki to help the brown trout, which is under extreme threat. Helen employees were able to play a concrete role in improving the condition of the trout's breeding grounds.

28.09.2018

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

More renewable energy from the Klåsarö hydropower plant

More renewable energy from the Klåsarö hydropower plant

The Klåsarö hydropower plant on the River Kymijoki will be upgraded. The plant's lifespan will be extended and the amount of renewable energy will be increased with the modernisation of water turbines.

07.06.2018

Solar panels and electricity storage system for homes for the first time in Finland

Solar panels and electricity storage system for homes for the first time in Finland

Helen is the first company in Finland to offer solar panels and an electricity storage system as a tailored package for its domestic customers. Microgenerators will gain greater benefits from their solar panels with the aid of an electricity storage system.

05.04.2018

See also


Case: Sakarinmäki School

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