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More flexibility in the electricity system with increasing use of renewables

More flexibility in the electricity system with increasing use of renewables

Renewable energy production will increase in Europe and in Finland in the next few years, and more flexible solutions will be needed in the electricity system. Placing of distributed production and flexibility on the market is developed in Helsinki as part of an EU project.

22.12.2017

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

Pellets were ignited in Finland’s largest pellet boiler

Pellets were ignited in Finland’s largest pellet boiler

The first wood pellets were ignited this week at Helen’s new pellet-fired heating plant in the Salmisaari district of Helsinki. The plant will soon generate renewable district heat to customers in Helsinki. The pellet-fired heating plant is a significant project to increase renewable energy in Helen’s energy production.

20.10.2017

First two-way charging point in Finland to be installed in Helsinki

First two-way charging point in Finland to be installed in Helsinki

The first two-way charging point in Finland will be installed in the Suvilahti district of Helsinki in connection with Helen’s solar power plant and electricity storage facility. The V2G (vehicle-to-grid) charging point enables not only charging of an electric vehicle, but also using it as an electricity storage unit and utilising it in the balancing of the electricity system. 

18.09.2017

Helen identifies five solutions for a climate-neutral future

Helen identifies five solutions for a climate-neutral future

At Helen’s Environment Day, the company introduced its key words for the future: city resident participation, recycling excess heat, flexibility, and moving away from fossil fuels. Renewable energy production requires an increasing amount of space.

25.08.2017

Helsinki blazes the trail in intelligent energy solutions

Helsinki blazes the trail in intelligent energy solutions

Helen is involved in an EU project to test new solutions in climate change mitigation in cities. Energy saving plays a key role in the project.

10.08.2017

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

Etola gets electricity from its own solar plant

Etola gets electricity from its own solar plant

Since spring this year, Etola has used solar power generated on site at its own premises in Suutarila.

19.06.2017

Helen offers electricity storage for commercial use

Helen offers electricity storage for commercial use

Helen is the first company in Finland to offer electricity storage services for enterprises. Cooperation in electricity storage with the City of Helsinki Environment Centre has just started. 

14.06.2017

Security of energy supply is rated most highly in Finland

Security of energy supply is rated most highly in Finland

Survey: More renewable energy is wanted, but not at the expense of the security of energy supply. Energy production must be safeguarded in all weather conditions.

02.05.2017

See also


Case: Sakarinmäki School

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