Vuosaari power station

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Vuosaari power station is a 648-megawatt (MW) gas-fired power plant in the region of Uusimaa, Finland.

Location

The map below shows the location of the power station in Helsinki, the region of Uusimaa, Finland.

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Background

A combined heat and power (CHP) plant was one of a few options being explored by the city for energy and heat in the region. It would be able to run on coal and biofuel or a mixture of the two fuels. The CHP plant would be 240 MW.[1]

The plant is proposed by Helsingin Energia, owned by the city of Helsinki. The city council is expected to decide on the proposed plant by the end of 2015.[2] The city was also considering a 100% renewable option, which would include biomass and not coal.[3]

In December 2015 the Helsinki city council said they had decided to build a biomass heating plant in the Vuosaari area, and were dropping plans for a coal co-fired CHP plant.[4]

Project Details of co-fired coal plant

  • Sponsor: Helen Ltd.[5]
  • Parent company: Helen Ltd.
  • Developer:
  • Location: Vuosaari, Helsinki, Finland
  • Coordinates: 60.2203, 25.1697 (exact)[6]
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross generating capacity (cancelled): 240 MW
    • Coal-fired, unknown combustion technology, 240 MW (start-up in 2015)
  • Gross generating capacity (operating): 648 MW
    • Unit A: Gas-fired[7] combined cycle[8] with CHP[7], 163 MW[7] (start-up in 1991)[8]
    • Unit B: Gas-fired[7] combined cycle[8] with CHP[7], 485 MW[7] (start-up in 1997)[8]
  • Proposed start date:
  • Coal Type:
  • Coal Source:
  • Source of financing:

Resources and articles

References

  1. "Vuosaaren voimala pieneni ja ympäristövaikutukset tarkentuivat," yle, Apr 15, 2014
  2. "Vuosaari poses a conundrum for Helsinki," Helsinki Times, 19 Mar 2014
  3. "LAUSUNTO YMPÄRISTÖVAIKUTUSTEN ARVIOINTIOHJELMASTA, BIOPOLTTOAINEIDEN KÄYTÖN LISÄÄMINEN HELSINGIN ENERGIANTUOTANNOSSA," Helsingin Energia, May 24, 2013
  4. "Helsinki decides to shut down one of its coal-fired power plants," Helsinki Times, Dec 4, 2015
  5. Vuosaari power plants | Helen
  6. Open Power System Data December 2018
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 Finnish Energy Agency power plant register Tila - Energiavirasto
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 World Electric Power Plants database S&P Global Platts, June 2019

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