Windmills have been using the wind to power their rotation for centuries, but nowadays we can efficiently convert wind currents into electricity by using modern wind turbines. Wind power plants require only small land areas, making it an efficient form of energy production relative to the amount of energy produced. Finnish wind power plants generate an average of two or three megawatts of energy, with the largest turbines reaching up to five megawatts.
Wind power is the fastest growing form of electricity production in the world, and Finland has great wind conditions for effective wind power production. The wind power capacity of Finland could be expanded significantly since currently only about one percent of the electricity consumed in Finland is generated using wind power.
Wind power does not generate direct emissions into the air, the water or the soil, which is why HKL favours Nordic wind power.
The electricity used in HKL’s transport operations is produced with Nordic hydro and wind power. We also use electricity generated using renewable energy sources in our premises.
The carbon dioxide emissions of wind and hydropower are zero.