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01.02.2019

Suomen Hyötytuuli Oy’s production review

In 2018, Suomen Hyötytuuli supplied 503,000 MWh of power to its shareholders. The company’s energy production increased by approximately 190,000 MWh compared to the previous year.

In addition to the acquisition of Jokela wind farm, energy production was increased due to the fact that 2018 was the first year in which Annankangas wind farm and Tahkoluoto wind farm, both completed in autumn 2017, were in operation throughout the year.

The usability of the wind turbines was at a good level and their maintenance proceeded according to plan. Especially in the early part of the year, wind conditions were weaker compared to the estimated long-term wind conditions. In the autumn season, wind conditions were better than average, except for December, which was clearly a weaker month compared to average wind readings.

The most significant events in 2018 included the acquisition of Jokela wind farm and obtaining the project rights for Polusjärvi wind farm and Oosinselkä wind farm. Jokela wind farm has twelve Nordex N117 wind turbines, each with a capacity of 3 MW. The Polusjärvi wind farm area is located in the northern part of Polusperä, approximately 20 kilometres from the centre of Pyhäjoki. 10 wind turbines are planned to be built in the area. The Oosinselkä wind farm project will be carried out in the Pori and Eurajoki region. The project comprises 31 wind turbines, 16 of which belong to Suomen Hyötytuuli.

Currently, Suomen Hyötytuuli has six wind farms in operation: Reposaari wind farm, Kuljunniemi wind farm, Nikkarinkaarto wind farm, Annankangas wind farm, Tahkoluoto offshore wind farm, and Jokela wind farm. Our operational wind farms have a total of 62 wind turbines with a total capacity of approximately 185 MW.