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The Kristiinankaupunki and Pori plants have been excluded from the power reserve – preparations to close down the plants have begun

PVO-Lämpövoima’s coal-fired plants in Kristiinankaupunki and Tahkoluoto in Pori have not been included in the power reserve system for the next period. Today, the Finnish Energy Authority issued its decision concerning the power reserve intended to balance the production and consumption of power for the period between 1 July 2017 and 30 June 2020.

“We will continue to study the possibilities to reuse the infrastructure of the power plants in Kristiinankaupunki and Tahkoluoto in Pori. At the same time, we are preparing to close the plants down permanently. This means that they will no longer play a role in ensuring sufficient power and service reliability in Finland,” says Petri Hurri, Managing Director of PVO-Lämpövoima.

PVO-Lämpövoima, a subsidiary of Pohjolan Voima, closed down production operations at its power plants in Kristiinankaupunki and Tahkoluoto in Pori in 2015, as the operations were unprofitable. The plants have been under long-term storage, with PVO-Lämpövoima maintaining readiness to use the plants and fuel storage.

The capacity of the Kristiinankaupunki plant is 240 MW, and the capacity of the Tahkoluoto plant in Pori is 235 MW.

More information: Petri Hurri, Managing Director, PVO-Lämpövoima, tel. +358 50 313 3231