Sustainable energy production

The cornerstones of Fortum’s energy production are carbon dioxide-free hydro and nuclear power and energy-efficient combined heat and power production.

Fortum’s total power generation in 2015 was 75.9 TWh and total heat production was 32.2 TWh. Total power generation and heat production by energy source are presented in the following tables. The tables have been consolidated in accordance with the boundaries applied in financial reporting. The figures for power generation include also production shares in the hydro, wind and nuclear power plants of associated companies.

64% (2014: 64%) of our total power generation was carbon-free and 34% (2014: 32%) was produced from renewable energy sources. About 8% of our heat production was produced from renewable, carbon-free energy sources.

Power generation by energy source in 2013–2015 (GRI G4-EN3)


 
 

Heat production by energy source in 2013-2015 (GRI G4-EN3)


 

New, energy-efficient production capacity

In 2015 we commissioned the following new, renewable electricity production capacity:
In heat production, we commissioned the following new energy-efficient capacity:
In Russia, the first new unit of the Chelyabinsk GRES power plant was completed. Fuelled by natural gas, its electricity production capacity is 247 MW and heat production capacity 174 MW. Another power plant unit of the same size will be completed in the first half of 2016.

During the year we started construction of a new CHP plant in Poland. The plant will be completed in 2018. It can use waste-derived fuels, coal, and various biomass fuels. The plant will replace the old Zabrze and Bytom coal-fired power plants. The investment will significantly improve the efficiency of electricity and heat production in the area and, consequently, reduce carbon dioxide and other emissions into the environment.
 

More wind power

We made a decision in 2015 to grow our share in the Blaiken wind farm in Sweden with three wind turbines, which will be commissioned in 2017. We also decided on the construction of a 35-MW wind farm in the Ulyanovsk area of Russia. This wind farm is also scheduled for completion in 2017.
 

Developing wave power

Our wave power research project in Sotenäs in Sweden moved ahead, when the first wave power generators started to generate electricity to the Swedish National Grid.
 

3/3/2016