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 345 megawatts wind power (MW) with our partners in Finland, Sweden and Norway.
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. No investment decisions have yet been taken on these development projects.
Under construction we have the 380 MW Pjelax wind farm with the the energy company Helen Ltd in Ostrobothnia, Finland.
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.