Korpi-Matti wind farm project
Suomen Hyötytuuli Oy together with Tuuliwatti Oy and EPV Tuulivoima Oy is planning a wind farm of 26 wind turbines in Merikarvia. Suomen Hyötytuuli’s share of the wind farm is eight wind turbines.
Merikarvia is a coastal municipality located between the towns of Pori and Kristiinankaupunki. The wind farm will be located north of the centre of Merikarvia, in the area of Korpi-Matti on the eastern side of Rantatie and Trolssinkylä, reaching close to the villages of Riispyy and Timmerheidi. The area is bordered by the Mankaneva Natura 2000 area on its north-eastern side.
Wind power construction will take about 2–3% of the entire land area. The area is mostly in forestry use. The wind farm will not restrict land use, such as agriculture and forestry, and it will have no impact on hunting or berry picking.
Suomen Hyötytuuli is planning to build eight wind turbines with 3–5 megawatts of nominal power. The contract on connecting to the electricity network will be signed once the zoning process is complete.
Wind measurements lasting three years have been carried out in the Korpi-Matti project area.
The EIA procedure for the project was completed in 2012. The results of the environmental impact assessment have been utilised in the design and land use planning of the project. The EIA documents (only in Finnish) can be viewed through the following link:
The Korpi-Matti area is undergoing master planning for wind power. The up-to-date zoning material (only in Finnish) can be viewed through the following link: