The Inkoo coal-fired power plant is located on the Gulf of Finland in Fagervik, Inkoo. The four 250-MW units of the power plant were commissioned between 1974 and 1978. In March 2013, Fortum decided to permanently decommission unit 4. This will reduce the Inkoo power plant's capacity from 1,000 MW to 750 MW.
The Inkoo power plant is among the largest of its kind in the Nordic countries. The power plant was built to meet the increasing demand for electricity in Finland. Its role changed towards a reserve power plant when the Loviisa and Olkiluoto nuclear power plants were completed in the early 1980s. During the last twenty odd years, Inkoo has operated as a peak load and reserve power plant, generating power whenever needed. The power plant has ensured that power generating capacity in the Nordic market is sufficient, for example, in poor water reservoir years or during the annual maintenance of nuclear power plants. Production volumes in Inkoo have varied considerably from year to year. In the 2000s, annual production has fluctuated from almost zero to 3.5 TWh.
For decades already, the Inkoo power plant has made investments in reducing sulphur and nitrogen oxide emissions as well as removing fine particles from the flue gases. Fly ash generated in the coal-burning process and gypsum generated in flue gas cleaning are utilised in the building material industry and in excavation.
Fortum decided in August 2013 to discontinue electricity production at its Inkoo coal-fired power plant in Finland. Production operations will end in February 2014, after which the company will mothball three units. Fortum closed the power plant’s unit four earlier in 2013.
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Fortum Power and Heat Oy
Inkoo Power Plant
FI-10210 Inkoo, Finland
Tel. +358 10 45 43111
Power plant manager: Markku Ahola