Wind power in Finland

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Wind power in Finland describes wind power in Finland as part of energy in Finland and renewable energy in Finland. In December 2013 wind power capacity in Finland was 447 MW with 209 turbines[1] and the wind energy share of total electricity consumption was 1.0%.[2]

Wind power is the most popular energy resource among Finnish public: 90% of Finns would want further investments in wind energy in September 2007. In April 2005 the value was 88%.[3] In the Pori area of Finland 97% of people supported wind power according to Suomen Hyötytuuli Oy in 2000.[4]

Finland has a Feed-in Tariff scheme for wind turbines larger than 500 kW.

Kimmo Tiilikainen (1966) (Centre Party) was the environmental minister of Finland during 1.10.2007-31.3.2008, while the permanent minister (Paula Lehtomäki, Centre Party) was on a leave. In his preliminary minister comments in September 2006 Kimmo Tiilikainen recommended Feed-in-Tariff for wind power within one year with the objective of 3000 MW wind power in 2020. Finland consumed 90 000 GWh of electricity in (2006).[5] For reference Germany had installed base of 27 214 MW of wind power at the end of 2010.

In practice[edit]

Wind power owner was delighted of the first winter storm on November 30, 2012 with record electricity. However, in Finland extra small wind power is not bought by Fingrid. Several thousand people were out of electricity based on storm. [6]

Installed capacity growth[edit]

Wind power in Finland[7]
Year MW GWh
1990 0 0
1991 1 1
1992 1 2
1993 5 4
1994 5 5
1995 6 11
1996 7 11
1997 12 17
1998 17 24
1999 38 49
2000 38 77
2001 39 70
2002 43 63
2003 52 92
2004 82 120
2005 82 168
2006 86 153
2007 109 188
2008 142 261
2009 147 277
2010 197 292
2011 199 481
2012 288 492
2013 447 771

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wind Energy Statistics in Finland VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
  2. ^ Wind in power 2011 European statistics EWEA February 2012, pages 4 and 11
  3. ^ Valtaosa suomalaisista kannattaa tuulivoiman lisäämistä, Helsingin Sanomat, 3.10.2007 A4
  4. ^ Suomen Hyötytuuli Oy, Porin Tahkoluodon ympäristövaikutusten selostus Pöyry December 2006
  5. ^ Supplies and Total Consumption of Electricity, GWh Finnish Energy Industries, Adato Energia Oy
  6. ^ Tuulivoimalan omistaja iloitsee talvimyrskystä
  7. ^ VTT (2010)

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