Salmisaari power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Salmisaari power station is a 160-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Uusimaa, Finland.


The undated satellite below shows the plant in Helsinki.

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The 160 MW subcritical coal plant began operating in 1984.[1]

In 2015, the plant was converted to burn both coal and wood pellets.[2]

In December 2021, the Finnish capital announced that its energy company Helen was ready to shut down its plant ahead of schedule. More specifically, it would phase out coal more than 5 years earlier than initially planned, with the plant’s doors officially closing on April 1, 2024.[3][4]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Helsingin Energia
  • Parent company: Helsingin Energia
  • Developer:
  • Location: Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland
  • Coordinates: 60.165375, 24.904517 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Capacity: 160 MW
  • Start date: 1984
  • Projected retirement: 2024
  • Type: Subcritical
  • Coal Type: Bituminous
  • Coal Source:
  • Source of financing:

Resources and articles


  1. "Coal-Fired Plants in Finland," Industcards, accessed April 2016
  2. "Salmisaari power plant," Helsingin Energia, accessed April 2016
  3. "Helen selvittää Salmisaaren voimalaitoksen kivihiilituotannon lopettamista viisi vuotta etuajassa - yt-neuvotteluihin yli 400 henkeä," Kuntatekniikka, November 1, 2021
  4. "Helsinki’s Salmisaari power plant to stop using coal 5 years ahead of schedule,"] District Energy, December 2021

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