Origin of electricity

How the electricity we sell is produced varies slightly year by year. It depends on factors such as the output of our own power plants, the price of fuels, the market price of electricity and overall energy demand.

Key Flag certified electricity

Electricity produced in our power plants is Key Flag certified. Buying a Key Flag certified product is always a good choice for you and for Finland. For more information about the Key Flag please see the website at www.avainlippu.fi.

Origin and sources of electricity

Power sourcing and production 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Toppila 33% 25% 26% 27% 29%
Merikoski 9% 11% 15% 12% 12%
Co-owned 11% 11% 9% 12% 11%
Market sourced 47% 53% 50% 49% 48%
Total GWh 2,034 2,036 2,002 2,051 2,031

In 2017, the sources of energy used in our own and co-owned electricity production were:

Energy sources Own production Including co-owned power
Peat 54.1% 50%
Wood 36% 34%
Hydropower 9.5% 15%
Wind power - 0.1%
Other fossil 0.2% 1%

The energy sources of the electricity (includes own production, co-owned production capacity and market-sourced electricity) we sold to our customers, were:

  • Renewable sources of energy (such as wood, biomass, hydropower and wind): 14.7%
  • Fossil sources of energy (such as peat, coal, natural gas and oil): 44.5%
  • Nuclear power: 40.8%

On average, 270 g/kWh of CO2 emissions and 1.15 mg/kWh of nuclear waste were produced in our electricity generation operations 2016. For market-sourced electricity the latest available statistics (from 2016) are used.