Hanasaari power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Hanasaari B power station is a 228-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Uusimaa, Finland.

Hanasaari A has been retired.


The undated satellite below shows the plant in Helsinki.

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The Hanasaari A power plant was built in 1960–1967. It was decommissioned in 2000 and dismantled in 2008.[1][2] There is an experimental documentary Hanasaari A by Hannes Vartiainen and Pekka Veikkolainen.[3]

Hanasaari B power plant was built next to Hanasaari A, and was commissioned in 1974 to 1977. Hanasaari B is a coal-fired cogeneration plant producing electricity and heat. The output capacity of the plant is 228 MW of electricity and 445 MW of heat.[4]

In 2014–2018, Helsingin Energia plans to convert Hanasaari B for combustion of biomass.[5] The biomass furnace is being set up alongside one of the existing coal units, which will be kept in reserve in case of emergency.[4] The coal plant will be decommissioned by 2025.[5]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Helsingin Energia
  • Parent company:
  • Developer:
  • Location: Helsinki, Uusimaa
  • Coordinates: 60.183678, 24.971562 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Capacity: 228 MW (Units 1-2: 114 MW)
  • Type: Subcritical
  • Coal Type: Bituminous
  • Coal Source:
  • Source of financing:

Resources and articles


  1. "Old Power Station Turns into a Residential Building by ALA Architects". GharExpert.com. 2009-07-01. Retrieved 2010-07-14.
  2. "Tropaion Residential Project, Helsinki, Finland". designbuild-network.com. Net Resources International. Retrieved 2010-07-14.
  3. "Hanasaari A". Finnish Film Foundation. Retrieved 2010-07-14.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Helsinki Energy considers bio-fuel for Hanasaari power plant". Helsingin Sanomat. 2009-02-29. Retrieved 2010-07-14. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Helsinki's Hanasaari B power plant to close down by 2025, Vuosaari to receive new unit". Helsingin Sanomat. 2010-01-13. Retrieved 2010-07-14.

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