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Finland's Helen inaugurates renewable district heating plant

Renewables Now The plant in Salmisaari. Image by Helen (www.helen.fi) Summary A pellet-fired plant with a district heat output of 92 MW has been inaugurated in Helsinki, Finnish utility Helen Ltd announced last week, adding that it is planning more projects of the kind in the coming...


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Fuel cell CHP planned for Finnish district energy smart microgrid

Tildy Bayar, Decentralized Energy Summary A Finnish district energy smart microgrid is set to add to its renewable credentials with two fuel cell cogeneration systems. Fuel cell manufacturer Elcogen and fuel cell system developer Convion have agreed to develop and deliver the two ...


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The City of Espoo and Fortum introduce solutions for an emission-free city: Carbon-free district heat and smart heating solutions

Press Release, Fortum In 2016, the City of Espoo and Fortum signed an agreement on developing economically and ecologically sustainable urban solutions. In cooperation the City of Espoo and Fortum are building an emission-free city together, and the first results can already be seen. The...


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Pöyry awarded EPCM services assignment for Combined Heat and Power plant project in Finland

Press Release, Globe Newswire Oulun Energia Oy has awarded Pöyry with the Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management services for the new Laanila Bio Power Plant project in Oulu, Finland. The assignment includes project management, basic and detail engineering and procurement services...


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Finland eyes nuclear district heating

Tildy Bayar, Decentralized Energy Summary Finland is investigating the use of small modular nuclear reactors (SMRs) for district heating, according to reports. For one report from the country’s VTT Technical Research Centre, a feasibility study known as PARIS (Potential of Advanced...


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to-the-point: Finland starts tests of renewable district heating plant

Tsvetomira Tsanova, Renewables Now Summary Wood pellets. Author: U.S. Department of Agriculture. License: Creative Commons, Attribution 2.0 Generic A pellet-fired plant in Helsinki with a district heat output of about 92 MW entered test operations last week, Finnish utility Helen Ltd...


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Helsinki Seeks to Be Carbon Neutral by 2035

Press Release, City of Helsinki, Marketwired HELSINKI, FINLAND--(Marketwired - September 29, 2017) - Helsinki City Council voted unanimously on September 27, 2017, to pass a proposal for a new city strategy including the goal to render Helsinki carbon neutral by 2035. The vote accelerated the...


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Finland's Fortum in the hunt for CHP and hydropower plants

Lefteris Karagiannopoulos and Jussi Rosendahl, Reuters Summary HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finnish utility Fortum is looking to spend its multibillion-euro cash pile on combined heat and power plants (CHP) and hydropower assets in Europe, as well as expanding in nuclear services, its chief executive...


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Waste Incineration Slashes Vantaa Residents' Heating Costs

Yle April 21, 2017 Summary The metropolitan city of Vantaa has been able to drop district heating costs for residents of semi-detached homes and flats, thanks to cost savings from its waste incinerator. The plant currently produces 920 gigawatt hours of district heat annually, almost half of...


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Major changes ahead for district heating

Satu Paiho, Senior Scientist; Rinat Abdurafikov, Research Scientist | VTT Blog Summary Many of us [in Finland] live in apartments that are warmed by district heating. In our daily lives, it doesn’t necessarily occur to us how effortlessly our apartments are warmed and that breaks in heating...