About wind power in Finland

About wind power in Finland

In Finland, wind power construction began later than in many other European countries. However, from 2012 to 2013, wind power construction has gained momentum and national construction and production statistics have been broken year after year.

At the end of 2019, there were 754 installed wind turbine generators, with a combined capacity of 2284 MW. They generated 7 % of Finland’s electricity consumption in 2019.

2284 MWIn 2019, there were 754 installed wind turbine generators, with a compined capacity of 2284 MW.

30 TWh by 2030

Finland has the potential to increase wind power capacity considerably. The objective of the wind power industry is to achieve at least 30 TWh of annual wind power production in Finland in 2030, which corresponds to approximately 30 per cent of Finland’s electricity consumption at that time.

All the wind power projects built last year (2019) in Finland were built without financial support from the state. Some of the projects are being built, for example, under long-term Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs), or implemented through the Mankala collaborative model.

Currently the largest turbines in Finland are rated 5 MW. In the future the size of individual wind turbine generators will increase, especially in offshore parks where turbine size could be over 7 MW.