Increasing the generation of carbon-neutral energy is one important way to control climate change. Renewable energy sources play a key role in this. During the past few years, wind power – emission-free and renewable during use – has been the fastest growing form of power generation around the world.
Fortum is minority owner of BlaikenVind AB in Sweden, with Fortum controlling 12/90 wind turbines with a capacity of 30 MW. During 2015 Fortum and majority owner Skelleftå Kraft agreed to build another 9 turbines, increasing the wind farm from 90 to 99 turbines. Fortum's share of the added capacity will be 7.5 MW, meaning Fortum will own 15/99 turbines (37.5 MW) in one of the largest wind power farms in Europe. The final turbines will be in production late 2016.
In addition, Fortum is starting a wind farm project in Ulyanovsk, Russia with a total capacity of 35 MW. The value of the investment is approximately EUR 65 million. The wind farm is the first ever in Russia, and it is expected to start production during 2017, serving the city of Ulyanovsk, which is located 680 km south-east of Moscow and has 620,000 residents. Read more about the investment
Fortum and Skellefteå Kraft own Solberg, a 75-megawatt wind farm project in Northern Sweden. Solberg is expected to start production in early 2018.