News about our projects
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 third of the almost 3,000 solar panels of the Kivikko solar power plant will soon be sold. The panels have only been up for sale for a few days, and they have been much sought after.
Almost 3,000 solar panels will be built in the Helsinki district of Kivikko. These panels will fill an area of about one hectare on the roof of the Kivikko Ski Hall.
The foundation work on the pellet system in the Hanasaari power plant has started. A pellet system is being built at the power plant to replace part of the coal used with wood pellets.
Solar power production in Finland’s largest solar power plant started in the Helsinki district of Suvilahti in early March. A solar power plant in an urban environment enables production of clean energy close to where the energy is used. Helen’s plant will increase the total solar electricity output connected to Finland’s grid by over 10 per cent.
The Helen Group’s annual report has been published. The report describes year 2014 when Helsingin Energia was still the parent company of the Helen Group. The public utility was incorporated at the turn of the year, and it now operates as Helen Ltd in the form of a limited company.