Two megawatt units for weak rural grid

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The first wind turbines to be located in the low hills of inland Finland will be installed by provincial utility Kainuun Sähkö Oy, a pioneer in green power marketing in the country, if the applied for state subsidy is granted. Negotiations are ongoing with Vestas and if an agreement is reached, two 1.75 MW turbines will become the biggest in Finland so far. According to the plans, the turbines will be installed in 2001 above the municipality of Paltamo, some 250 kilometres south-east of Oulu. The site has a relatively weak grid and the project is seen as a good opportunity to test the behaviour of big wind turbines in a weak rural electricity network.

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