Kymijarvi power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Kymijarvi power station is a power station in Päijät-Häme, Finland. A 138-megawatt (MW) unit is coal-fired.

The coal unit was retired in 2019.[1]


The undated satellite below shows the plant in Lahti.

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The 138 MW conventional block was commissioned on fuel oil in 1975 and converted to coal in 1982. There was a 49.5 MW topping gas turbine installation in 1986. In 1998, syngas was introduced into the fuel mix. In May 2012, a 50 MW syngas block went into operation. The plant runs on bituminous coal, refuse and biomass syngas, natural gas, and diesel oil.[2]

In February 2016 owner Lahti Energia said it planned to mothball its Kymijarvi coal and gas power plant in June 2019.[3] However, Finland's national registry of power plants notes that the power station is still generating electricity in 2022.[4]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Lahti Energia Oy
  • Parent company: Lahti Energia
  • Developer:
  • Location: Lahti, Päijät-Häme
  • Coordinates: 60.99176, 25.720225 (exact)
  • Gross generating capacity (operating): 90 MW
    • Unit 1: Coal-and-gas fired, with CHP, 45 MW[4] (start-up in 1982)[2]
    • Unit GT1: Mixed fuel fired gas-turbine, with CHP, 45 MW[4] (start-up in 2012)[5]
  • Start date: 1982
  • Type: Subcritical
  • Coal Type: Bituminous
  • Coal Source:
  • Source of financing:

Resources and articles


  1. "Data," Beyond Coal Europe, June 20, 2019
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Coal-Fired Plants in Finland," Industcards, accessed April 2016
  3. "Finland to provide $88 million investment aid to renewables projects," Reuters, Feb 25, 2016
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Toimitusvarmuus". Energiavirasto (in suomi). Retrieved 2022-06-03.
  5. Mikkolla, Nelli (2016). "Nordic Green Growth" (PDF). Nordregio. Retrieved Jun 3rd, 2022. Check date values in: |access-date= (help)

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