Finland

Finland

Helsinki offshore study

Finland's capital, Helsinki, could get 10% of its electricity from offshore if a wind plant of 2 MW turbines was built, according to a study for the city planning department commissioned from Electrowatt-Ekono, reports the country's largest newspaper, Helsingin Sanomat. With the aid of state subsidies, the estimated costs of offshore wind may not be higher than those of a new thermal power plant of similar size, write the study's authors. But the most valued residential areas of Helsinki are those with a view of the open sea and fierce opposition is likely. The city planning department says it will proceed cautiously.

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles
and free email bulletins.

Sign up now
Already registered?
Sign in

Windpower Monthly Events


Latest Jobs