Energy production

Finnish electricity and heat with hydropower, thermal power and nuclear power

Pohjolan Voima produces about a fifth of all electricity generated in Finland.
Already 96%of our electricity production is carbon-neutral, and we’re aiming even higher.

Renewable hydropower is linked to climate targets

Finland needs hydropower. Hydropower is the ultimate balancing power that maintains the balance between the consumption and production of electricity and ensures the operation of the electricity system. With renewable hydropower as a support, weather-dependent wind and solar power production can be increased, and Finland can achieve its climate targets. Pohjolan Voima’s annual electricity production output in 12 hydropower plants is approximately 1.7 TWh.

Thermal power is efficient combined heat and power production

Combined heat and power plants produce process steam for industries and district heat for communities. Almost a third of all the electricity produced in Finland is produced by means of CHP. Pohjolan Voima’s 8 thermal power plants are CHP plants that primarily use by-products from forestry as their fuel.

Reliable green energy with nuclear power

Nuclear power is a stable and reliable way of producing electricity to meet the needs across Finland. With renewable energy sources, nuclear power plays a crucial role in the battle against climate change. Olkiluoto 3 is Finland’s most significant contribution to the climate effort. Pohjolan Voima’s joint venture Teollisuuden Voima, TVO, produces electricity at its nuclear plant in Olkiluoto, Eurajoki.

Our power plants

Pohjolan Voima has a total of 21 power plants. Our power plants produce electricity and heat with hydropower, thermal power and nuclear power. The power plants we either own or co-own are located across Finland.

Responsible energy generation

Already 96% of our electricity production is already carbon-neutral. In 2025, our aim is at 99% of carbon-neutral electricity and 85% of carbon-neutral heat procuction.

Our electricity and heat production in 2019

In 2020, we produced 11.8 TWh of electricity and 3.6 TWh of heat. We produce about a fifth of all electricity generated in Finland.