Suomenoja power station

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Suomenoja power station, in the region of Uusimaa, Finland, has 359 to 369 megawatts (MW) of generating capacity (170 MW coal-fired and 279 MW gas-fired).


The undated satellite below shows the plant in Espoo.

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The power plant had a total of five units: two using coal, two using natural gas, and one heat pump unit, commissioned from 1977 to 2015. In 1977, a steam power plant producing electricity and heat and using coal as fuel was completed. A hot water boiler plant based on circulating fluidized bed technology and intended for peak load operation was completed in 1986.[1]

Together with the City of Espoo, Espoo-based energy company Fortum announced a commitment to make district heating production carbon-neutral in Espoo, Kauniainen, and Kirkkonummi by 2025. In Spring 2020, a new bio-heating facility built in Kivenlahti, Espoo, Finland, replaced one of the two coal-fired units.[2][3] It appears the decommissioned unit was the oldest of the two coal units, but it is uncertain.[4]

Project Details of coal units

  • Sponsor: Fortum Power and Heat Oy[5]
  • Parent company: Fortum OYJ
  • Developer:
  • Location: Espoo, Uusimaa, Finland
  • Coordinates: 60.148333, 24.718333 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross generating capacity: 359-369 MW
    • Unit 1 (retired): Coal-fired subcritical, 90 MW (start-up in 1977, retired in 2020)
    • Unit 2 (operating): Coal-fired subcritical, 80 MW (start-up in 1986)
    • Unit 2 (operating): Gas-fired[6] combined cycle[7] with CHP[8], 234 MW[6] (start-up in 2009)[9]
    • Unit 6 (operating): Gas-fired[10] open-cycle gas turbine[11] with CHP[11], 45 MW[10] (start-up in 1989)[12]
  • Coal Type: Bituminous
  • Coal Source:
  • Source of financing:

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