Wind power in Finland was 143 MW with 118 turbines in December 2008. 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%. In the Pori area of Finland 97% of people supported wind power according to Suomen Hyötytuuli Oy in 2000.
Finland does not use Feed-in Tariffs, fixed premiums, Green Certificate systems or tendering procedures. From the European countries, Finland, Malta and Slovenia are the only ones (2006) that use only tax incentives to promote wind energy and other renewable electricity. In 2007 this includes only Finland and Malta.
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). For reference Germany had installed base of 27 214 MW of wind power at the end of 2010.
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.