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 - has been the fastest growing form of power generation around the world.
Windpower in Sweden
Together with Skellefteå Kraft we are building one of the largest wind farms in Europe in the Blaiken area of Northern Sweden. Fortum share is 15 % of Blaiken Vind AB in Sweden and controls 15 of 99 wind turbines. The total capacity of the Blaiken wind farm is 247,5 MW.
Fortum and Skellefteå Kraft are also building Solberg Vindkraft AB, a 75MW wind farm project in Northern Sweden. Fortums share is 50 %. Solberg is expected to start production in early 2018.
Windpower in Russia
In addition, we have started a wind farm project in Ulyanovsk, Russia with a total capacity of 35 MW. 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.
Wind farms in Norway
In Northern Norway, we own Nygårdsfjellet wind farm with the installed capacity of 32 MW. Furthermore we are preparing for the construction of Ånstadblåheia and Sørfjord projects, which are expected to be commissioned in 2018 and 2019. When built, the installed capacity of the three wind farms would total approximately 170 MW.