Wind power - without CO2 emissions
Wind will be one of the main renewable energy sources to produce electricity in the future. With excellent wind conditions in our home markets, with improved turbine technology and economies of scale, wind power will be a key part of our move to zero-emissions electricity production.
Wind is a one of the most important renewable energy sources.
No CO2 is released into the atmosphere when electricity is generated with Wind turbines.
Advancement in wind turbine technology has improved efficiency.
Key numbers for 2016
All numbers are wind power totals for the year
megawatts (MW) of capacity
countries in our wind portfolio
Wind is an increasingly important source of renewable energy and there is an unlimited potential of wind.
Clean energy production
No CO2 is released into the air when producing electricity since no fuel is used. As part of our commitment to a clean energy future, we will continue to invest in wind power.
Advancement in technology
The advancement in wind turbine technology with all larger rotor and higher turbines, has increased power capacity. The wind turbines are today more powerful and more efficient.
FAQ - Wind power
What is wind power?
A renewable power generation method where wind turns large propeller-like blades to produce kinetic energy which is turned into electricity through an electric generator.
How does wind energy work?
Wind turbines are installed in areas where the wind blows regularly. When wind passes through a turbine, the unique shape of the blades causes them to rotate. As the blades spin, they produce kinetic energy which turns a shaft that is connected to an electric generator.
How is wind energy used?
Electricity generated by wind farms is used by homes and businesses. But unlike other sources of energy, it is important to note that wind energy is renewable. This means that one important use of wind power is offset the emissions created by carbon-based electricity generation. Wind power will play an important role in the move to a CO2-free, clean energy future.
What happens when there is no wind?
Wind is an intermittent energy source meaning it is not continuously available due to some factor outside direct control. This means that when there is no wind, another source of energy is needed to balance the amount of energy needed. Fortum balances the wind production with our hydropower assets. The ability to use hydro facilities as a regulator for the intermittent wind production is important for the power system today. And it provides us with a 100 % renewable energy.
Where is wind energy used?
Many regions in the world have strong winds on a regular basis. And in most cases, it makes sense to set up a wind turbine to capture this natural source of energy. However, for regions closer to the equator, solar can often be a better option for clean power generation because the sun shines regularly.
Wind power and the environment
Wind power is an emissions-free, renewable energy source that does not contribute to global warming. This means that the environmental impact is mainly connected to the infrastructure requirements of wind turbines and the electrical network. Strict requirements defined by the regulatory authorities need to be fulfilled in order to minimize the environmental impacts during construction and operation of a wind farm.