Contrary to popular belief, there are good preconditions for wind power generation in Finland as well. It is windy in coastal areas and the fells in Lapland in particular. In addition, the variation of wind conditions matches the fluctuation of power consumption well; on average, it is windier in the winter than in the summer, and windier during the day than night.
A wind power plant converts the kinetic energy of wind into electric power using turbines. The hub height of wind turbines is currently even over 140 metres, as wind speeds increase with altitude.
A very small share of electric power consumed in Finland is currently generated by wind power. This is likely to change, as curbing climate change will require significant decrease in the use of fossil sources of energy. Being an emission-free and renewable source of energy, wind power plays an increasingly important role in the energy generation portfolio of Finland as well.
As with all human activity, also wind power generation may also have negative environmental impact. However, such impact can be minimised with careful planning and impact assessment. Element Power's operations emphasise responsibility and good co-operation with local partners, such as land owners. It is important to us that in addition to clean energy, the residents living in the vicinity of wind power plants also benefit from lease and property tax income, as well as jobs created by the building and generation of wind power.
Additional information on wind power is available on the following websites: