Kauppalehti: Three non-subsidised wind farm projects underway in Finland

Kauppalehti has reported that a total of three non-subsidised wind farms are scheduled for completion in Finland in 2019.

A 14-turbine wind farm is being constructed in Kannus, Central Ostrobothnia, by WPD Finland. The wind farm offers electricity users access to electricity at a fixed price under long-term, 15–25-year power purchase agreements.

Long-term power purchase agreements have recently become increasingly popular in, for example, Sweden, Norway and the United States. In Finland, however, the first long-term agreement was announced as recently as last summer.

“So far the production costs have been too high, while electricity prices have contrastively been too low in Finland. But now the market is becoming more attractive,” Heikki Peltomaa, the managing director at WPD Finland, explained to the commerce-oriented newspaper in late August.

In Kannus, the turbines will reach heights of up to 230 metres. With a rotor diameter of 150 metres, a single turbine will have a capacity of 4.5 megawatts.

Market-based wind power projects have become more and more common especially due to advances in wind power technology. While a three-megawatt turbine produced eight gigawatt hours of electricity a year 10–15 years ago, a four-megawatt turbine will be capable of producing 19 gigawatt hours of electricity in 2019. The lifespan of a wind turbine has similarly increased by 10 years since 2010 – to over 30 years.

Jari Suominen, the managing director of TuuliWatti, says the production costs of the first non-subsidised wind power project ever to be announced in Finland, the Viinamäki wind farm, will be below the market electricity price, at roughly 30 euros per megawatt. The wind power project was announced in June 2018.

Finland, he believes, has an opportunity to take advantage wind power to achieve energy self sufficiency and transition from an importer to an exporter of electricity.

“Finland and Germany are roughly the same size in terms of landmass, but we’ve only installed a fraction of the wind power turbines that have been installed in the densely populated Germany. There’s plenty of room in the sparsely populated Finland,” he told Kauppalehti.

The third non-subsidised wind farm is being built in Isojoki, Southern Ostrobothnia, by CPF Finland.

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