Annual Report 2019

In 2019, our share of all electricity produced in Finland was approximately 17%

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Thermal power

Thermal power production

 
 

Nuclear power

Nuclear power production

 
 

Production year 2019

In 2019, Pohjolan Voima’s electricity production amounted to 11.7 TWh. Pohjolan Voima’s share of all electricity produced in Finland was approximately 17%. Our heat production totalled 4.2 TWh. We produce electricity and heat with hydropower, thermal power and nuclear power.

Electricity production

In 2019, we produced a total of 11.7 TWh of electricity. Our total electricity production capacity was 2,323 MW at the end of 2019, amounting to approximately 13% of all the electricity produced in Finland.

The total electricity production capacity includes the capacity of the Kristiinankaupunki condensing power plant (242 MW), which is no longer in production operation. The Tahkoluoto condensing power plant and the production share of the Meri-Pori condensing power plant are no longer included in the electricity production capacity. Demolition of the former started in 2019 and the latter was sold at the turn of 2019.

Also see Pohjolan Voima’s production capacity on 31 December 2019.

Electricity consumption in Finland in 2019 amounted to 86.1 TWh. Finnish electricity production totalled 66.1 TWh, while net imports into Finland amounted to 20.0 TWh. In 2019, electricity consumption in Finland decreased by 2% year-on-year. Industrial power consumption decreased by 4% and the power consumption of other sectors remained at the same level as in the previous year.

Pohjolan Voima's electricity production in 2019, 11.7 TWh

Energiaosuus
Hydropower14.0%
Nuclear power72.0%
CHP (district heat)3.0%
CHP (industry)11.0%

Pohjolan Voima's electricity production capacity on 31 December 2019, 2323 MW

Energia
Hydropower19.3%
Nuclear power43.5%
CHP (district heat)5.0%
CHP (industry)21.7%
Condensing power10.4%
 

Pohjolan Voima's electricity production, by energy source in 2015 - 2019, TWh

TWh20152016201720182019
Hydropower2.32.01.81.51.6
Nuclear power8.18.17.68.08.4
Wood-based fuels1.31.11.11.00.9
SRF0.10.10.10.10.1
Peat0.40.50.40.40.3
Coal0.90.90.40.90.3
Natural gas0.00.00.00.00.0
Oil0.00.00.00.00.0
Others0.10.10.10.10.1

 

 

Hydropower production

Pohjolan Voima has a total of 12 hydropower plants, eight fully owned and four partially owned plants, located along the Iijoki, Kemijoki, Kokemäenjoki and Tengeliönjoki rivers. The combined electricity production capacity of these plants is 541 MW, of which Pohjolan Voima’s share is 449 MW.

In 2019, we produced a total of 1.6 TWh of electricity with hydropower. The production of hydropower slightly increased from the previous year and was close to the production volume of a normal year in terms of water conditions.


Pohjolan Voima's hydropower production in 2015 - 2019, TWh

TWh20152016201720182019
Hydropower2.32.01.81.51.6

 

 

Heat production

In 2019, Pohjolan Voima produced 4.2 TWh of heat. We produce heat at our combined heat and power plants, the total heat production capacity of which was 1,472 MW. Our combined heat and power plants produce process heat and district heat for local industry and communities, as well as electricity.

In addition to heat, the combined heat and power plants produced electricity. In thermal power production, we utilised the heat production capacity and a total of 862 MW of electricity production capacity, of which 620 MW was combined heat and power production and 242 MW condensing power production. In 2019, the electricity output of the combined heat and power plants was 1.7 TWh. No electricity was produced by means of condensing power production in 2019.

The condensing power production capacity includes the capacity of the Kristiinankaupunki condensing power plant (242 MW), which is no longer in production operation. The Tahkoluoto condensing poweFuelr plant and the production share of the Meri-Pori condensing power plant are no longer included in the electricity production capacity. Demolition of the former started in 2019 and the latter was sold at the turn of 2019. Pohjolan Voima does not have any current condensing power production.

In 2019, we used 4.7 TWh of wood-based fuels, 0.6 TWh of recycled fuels, 1.5 TWh of peat and 0.7 TWh of coal in the combined heat and power production. Oil and natural gas are used as startup and backup fuels.

Fuel Volume used in combined heat and power production in 2019
Wood-based fuels 4.7 TWh
Recycled fuels 0.6 TWh
Peat 1.5 TWh
Coal 0.7 TWh
Oil, natural gas Used as startup and backup fuels

Did you know what thermal power production is?

Thermal power can be divided into combined heat and power (CHP) and separate electricity production or condensing power.

Almost one-third of all the electricity produced in Finland is produced by means of CHP, where the energy content of the fuel is used up as fully as possible. Heat produced at CHP plants is utilised as process steam and district heat. Up to 90% of the energy in fuel can be converted into heat and electricity in this way.

In CHP plants or condensing power plants, as large a share as possible of the energy contained in the fuel is converted into electricity. Most condensing power plants use coal as their fuel.

 

Pohjolan Voima's process heat and district heat production in 2015 - 2019, TWh

TWh20152016201720182019
Process heat4.33.32.42.42.1
District heat2.22.22.02.02.1

Pohjolan Voima's heat production, by energy source in 2015 - 2019, TWh

TWh20152016201720182019
Wood-based fuels4.33.42.92.52.5
SRF0.30.30.30.40.3
Peat1.11.00.70.90.8
Coal0.10.20.10.10.0
Natural gas0.00.00.10.00.0
Oil0.00.00.00.00.0
Others0.60.70.40.40.4
 

Did you know that we promote the circular economy by using the heat and by-products generated in industrial processes as our energy sources?

The category “Others” in energy sources refers to heat obtained for a power plant. This is possible at a couple of our industrial power plants where the heat generated by the industrial processes replaces some of the fuels used by the power plant in the production of energy. This category also includes a small amount of other fuels, such as process gas, used at one of our power plants. These are generated in the industrial process and can be utilised at the power plant as fuels.

 

Pohjolan Voima's fuels in heat and electricity production in 2015 - 2019, TWh

TWh20152016201720182019
Wood-based fuels9.05.85.24.84.7
SRF0.50.50.50.60.6
Peat2.22.11.61.91.5
Coal2.22.51.02.40.7
Natural gas0.00.00.10.10.1
Oil0.10.10.10.10.1
Others0.00.00.00.0

Share of wood-based fuels in heat and electricity production in 2015 - 2019, %

20152016201720182019
Wood-based fuels6453624862
 

Nuclear power production

Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO), a joint venture partially owned by Pohjolan Voima, operates a nuclear power plant at Olkiluoto in Eurajoki. The combined output of the nuclear power plant’s two plant units is 1,780 MW.

Total production volume of the Olkiluoto power plant was 14.8 TWh in 2019. Pohjolan Voima’s share of the production amounted to 8.4 TWh. The Olkiluoto nuclear power plant had the second best year of its history in terms of production. The OL1 plant unit reached the best result ever, and its capacity factor was 96.9%. The capacity factor of the OL2 plant unit was 92.7%.

For more information, please visit TVO’s website.