Our vision of the future energy system is solar economy. The energy we use will come from the sun – either directly as solar electricity or heat, or indirectly from hydro, wave, wind, bioenergy or geothermal. Additionally, the whole energy system will operate flexibly and efficiently. A solar economy provides solutions to the challenges of […]
The future needs more energy. Let’s make it sustainable.
Today people use technology in virtually everything they do. Digitalisation and new technology innovations make our lives easier, and their role is going to increase. Running this digitalised life requires a lot of energy – but we must produce it in a climate benign manner.
District heating warms homes and buildings reliably every day. Many buildings also generate heat that previously went entirely to waste. For example, the machines and equipment in stores, data centres and hospitals generate huge amounts of heat. Through our open district heating network, our customers can sell us the surplus heat generated in their operations. […]
Renewable, emissions-free, flexible hydropower will be needed to mitigate climate change. In the Nordic countries, hydropower plays also a significant role in balancing fluctuations in electricity production and in improving delivery reliability. As wind and solar power production increase, we also need more flexible, emissions-free electricity production that we can use to quickly respond to […]
More and more consumers are wanting to monitor and manage their energy consumption. In recent years we have introduced several new products and services that help them improve the energy efficiency of their homes. All of the electricity we sell to private customers in Finland and Sweden is renewable, carbon dioxide-free hydropower or wind power. […]
Fortum has invested for several years in both research and production of solar power. We have currently two solar power parks in India. 10 MW solar power plant in Madhya Pradesh spreads over about 70 acres and it is the first project to be commissioned under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) Phase II […]
Urbanisation is one of the global megatrends. It has been estimated that by 2020 more than half of the world’s population will be living in urban areas. This means, among other things, that services, such as schools, hospitals and even transportation, can be provided more efficiently for a larger number of people. This saves energy. […]
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Fortum Otso® bio-oil is fuel produced from wood-based raw materials, like forest residues, wood chips or sawdust. It can be used, for example, at heat plants to replace heavy or light fuel oil. The use of bio-oil has significant positive environmental impacts, because the energy produced with bio-oil reduces greenhouse gas emissions by even more […]
The share of electric vehicles is rapidly rising. We aspire to be a driving force in the more wide-scale use of electric vehicles. Fortum Charge & Drive offers an advanced, cloud based operator system for Electric Vehicle (EV) charging service providers as well as infrastructure investors. The Charge & Drive system is a full blown […]
Energy companies Fortum and St1 have started collaboration aimed to build Finland’s first industry-scale pilot heat plant using geothermal energy. The geothermal heat plant is estimated to have a production capacity of up to 40 megawatts of geothermal energy, enough for Fortum to cover up to 10% of the district heat needs in Espoo (270,000 […]
Horse stables have a growing problem with manure because the EU Landfill Directive requires a phase out of the disposal of biodegradable waste in landfills. Fortum has developed a service concept that offers stables a new, convenient solution that combines horse stables, power plants and a manure service. The horse stables are using by-products (like […]
Biomass is a CO2-neutral way to produce electricity, heat and traffic fuels. Biomass is used a lot in the forested Nordic regions where the fuel is available cost-efficiently. Sweden’s biggest biofuelled combined heat and power (CHP) plant is being built in Värtan, Stockholm. When the plant is taken into use in 2016, CO2 emissions globally […]
The power of the sea is enormous and offers an inexhaustible energy source if we can learn to harness it effectively. We at Fortum have been working several years on development projects to find the best solutions to produce energy from the waves. Wave power technologies are divided into different categories based on the principle […]