EPV Windpower Ltd – a strong Finnish enterprise
EPV Windpower was established in 2007 to prepare wind power projects especially in the Ostrobothnia region. It is fully owned by EPV Energy Ltd which, in turn, is owned by several Finnish energy companies. Our strategic goal is to increase the entire Group’s emission-free energy generation step by step.
EPV Windpower operates two completed wind farms built by the company:
- Torkkola wind farm, Vaasa (16 turbines of 3.3 MW, Total output: 52,8 MW)
- Santavuori wind farm, Ilmajoki (17 turbines of 3.3 MW, Total output: 56,1 MW)
- Metsälä wind farm, Kristiinankaupunki (34 turbines of 3.45 MW, Total output: 117.3 MW)
We are also building a wind farm consisting of 23 wind turbines (Total output: 124 MW) in the district of Paskoonharju in Teuva.
Energy generation with broad expertise
EPV Energy Ltd (EPV) is a Finnish energy company that generates and acquires electricity and heat and supplies them for its shareholders, i.e. Finnish energy companies, at a production cost price. EPV supplies approximately 5 percent of the total electricity consumed over the year in Finland. The share of emission-free energy sources in EPV’s electricity generation was 85.2%.
EPV is a pioneer and one of the leading operators in industrial-scale wind power in Finland and plans, constructs and operates wind power projects in the Ostrobothnia and North Finland regions. Currently we have approximately 400 MW wind power in operation and there are several ongoing wind power development projects with a total output of over 1,000 MW.
The company started its wind power programme as early as 2006. In 2020, approximately 25.6% of EPV’s energy generation came from wind power. Wind power is one of the company’s most important energy generation methods, and EPV aims to keep increasing its share within the Group.
How and where will wind farms be built?
The location of wind farms is influenced by many different factors, such as wind measurements, land use, nature values and distance to the electricity network. Individual wind turbines are always built well away from residential areas and important natural sites.
The final size of wind farms and the position of individual turbines may still change during environmental impact assessment and the zoning process. The turbine types are selected on the basis of, e.g. wind measurements. All of our turbines represent the latest technology.
The development of EPV wind power over the last ten years