Growth in wind power production
Wind power plays a key role in Fortum’s strategy. Over the last few years we have taken many steps to growth. We are currently operating 260 wind turbines with our partners. Those turbines have 982 megawatts (MW) of capacity, which lights up a city of 900,000 homes.
And more is on the way! We are currently working on building more wind power: we have more than 1 100+ MW at various stages in the process of getting the permits and planning ready for the construction of brand new wind farms in the Nordics.
Wind power has endless potential
Wind power is an increasingly important source of renewable energy, as its potential is unlimited. No fuel is used when producing electricity from wind, so no emissions are released into the air. Also, the carbon emissions during the construction phase are offset by the renewable energy the wind farm produces within six months of a wind farm’s operation.
Advancements in wind turbine technology with all larger rotor and taller turbines have increased power capacity. Today’s wind turbines are more powerful and more efficient. As part of our commitment to a clean energy future, we will continue to invest in wind power.