List of the 3 largest wind farms in Finland [2023]

onshore and offshore Finnish wind initiatives

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In the pursuit of renewable energy and sustainability, Finland has emerged as a frontrunner in wind power initiatives. This article delves into the three largest wind projects in the country. Join us as we unravel the details of these innovative ventures that show Finland’s commitment to a greener future.

1) 1.3GW Korsnäs offshore project

Vattenfall, a Germany-based energy company, has entered a collaborative partnership with Finnish enterprise Metsähallitus to build and operate Finland’s first major offshore wind project. This venture will have a considerable capacity of 1.3 GW and has the potential to generate up to 5 TWh of energy annually. Nestled in the Korsnäs region along the western coastline of Finland, this offshore wind farm is planned to commence operations in the early 2030s. 

Location: Korsnäs, along the western coastline of Finland

Developer: Vattenfall, Metsähallitus

2) 455MW Lestijärvi onshore wind farm

Finland’s upcoming Lestijärvi wind farm, with a substantial 455MW installed capacity, is expected to become the country’s largest onshore wind facility. With construction having commenced in November 2021, the farm is projected to be fully operational by 2025. Developed by the Swedish renewable energy developer OX2, the Lestijärvi wind farm finds its home in Central Ostrobothnia’s Lestijärvi municipality, spanning the south and southwest borders of Lake Lestijärvi. This impressive project is set to contribute more than 1.3TWh of environmentally friendly energy annually – an output sufficient to cater to the energy needs of approximately 280,000 households. Remarkably, this translates to a noteworthy 2% of Finland’s overall energy production upon its completion.

Location: Lestijärvi municipality, Central Ostrobothnia

Developer: OX2

3) Two 380MW onshore parks Pjelax-Böle and Kristinestad Norr

In collaboration with Finnish energy enterprise Helen Group, Fortum is embarking on the development of two significant wind parks: Pjelax-Böle and Kristinestad Norr. These projects, with a capacity of 380 MW, will be located in Närpes and Kristinestad. The endeavor encompasses the installation of 56 wind turbines, contributing to an annual energy generation of approximately 1.1 terawatt hours. By the second quarter of 2024, both wind parks are planned to attain full operational status. Fortum will retain a controlling stake of 60%, while Helen Ltd. will possess a minority ownership of 40% in these projects.

Location: Närpes and Kristinestad

Developer: Fortum, Helen Group

Image: Peter Beukema via Unsplash (30.08.2023)

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