12.05.2014

New wind farm set to be one of Finland’s largest

Finland is on course to increase its use of wind power next year when one of the country’s largest wind farms comes online.

The new farm in Vähäkyrö, Vaasa boasts 16 wind turbines and an overall nominal power of 52.8 megawatts. Its annual electricity output will correspond to the electricity consumption of nearly 10,000 homes heated with electricity.

The investment amounts to about 100 million euros.

EPV Tuulivoima, a subsidiary entirely owned by EPV Energia, is in charge of the construction of the wind farm. Electricity production is planned to begin next summer.

Wind power production in 2013 was about 777G Wh which was 0.9 per cent of Finnish electricity consumption.

EU statistics currenly show 34.3 per cent of Finnish energy usage currently comes from renewable sources.

Source: Good News from Finland