Pesola wind farm project
Suomen Hyötytuuli Oy is planning a wind farm of 12 wind turbines in the municipality of Soini
The municipality of Soini is located in the province of South Ostrobothnia, surrounded by the municipalities of Ähtäri, Saarijärvi, Alajärvi, Kyyjärvi and Karstula. The wind farm will be located in the area of Pesola, which is located in the northern part of Soini at a distance of some nine kilometres from the centre of the municipality. On its eastern side, the Pesola area borders the municipalities of Kyyjärvi and Karstula in the province of Central Finland. The Pesola area is about 1,600 hectares.
Suomen Hyötytuuli Oy is carrying out wind measurements in the project area. These were started in December 2013.
The project is subject to the statutory environmental impact assessment (EIA) procedure. The Pesola planning area is connected to the Korkeanmaa planning area, and together they form a uniform area to examine with respect to their environmental impacts. The EIA procedure for the project was completed in 2014. The EIA documents (only in Finnish) can be viewed through the following link:
The municipality of Soini is undergoing master planning for wind power. The planning can be followed (in Finnish) through this link