New bioenergy heating plants in Helsinki

Helen is planning to build new bioenergy heating plants in Helsinki. The planned areas are in Vuosaari, Patola and Tattarisuo. The bioenergy heating plants will replace coal use and ensure sufficient district heat supplies.

The planned heating plants will generate renewable district heat and replace coal in district heat production. The heating plants will use biofuel, such as pellets and forest chips, procured from sustainable sources. The bioenergy heating plants will be implemented in stages to be able to replace the heat production of the Hanasaari power plant, which will be decommissioned in 2024 - writes hel.fi.

Helen strives for climate-neutral energy production. Helen is currently investing in renewable, more distributed city energy, and the bioenergy heating plants are part of this major investment programme.

Coal use replaced by biofuels

Helen is investing significant amounts in renewable energy and the replacement of coal. This year, a new pellet-fired heating plant was completed in Salmisaari, and it is currently in trial operation. The plant can produce heat to 25,000 one-bedroom apartments, or a town the size of Savonlinna. The recovery of waste heat will also be enhanced and increased as soon as the new heating and cooling plant in Esplanadi is put into operation in spring 2018.

Helen has tested and studied the use of biofuels for a long time, e.g. with various pellet grades and, for example, with logging residue.

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