Hydro electric power exceeds nuclear output in Finland

Image: Yle  More hydro electric power is currently being generated in Finland than that from nuclear reactors, reports the provincial daily Aamulehti. Recent heavy rains have given an additional boost to the country’s hydro electric power plants.

Finnish hydro power plants are operating at full employment capacity. Hydro generated electricity is cheaper than nuclear power, a fact that may be reflected in electricity bills.

Hydro electric power currently compensates for a temporary production gap of 500 megawatts due to maintenance work at the Loviisa nuclear power plant in south east Finland.

Also imports of electricity from Russia are proving more expensive than domestic generated power.

Finland’s most efficient hydro electric plants are at Petäjäskoski on the Kemijoki River in the North and at Imatrankoski in southeast Finland.

For more stories from Yle News, click here

Yle News

For more news from Finland visit Yle News.

Do you want to report an error or a typo? Click here!

Leave a Reply

Note: By submitting your comments, you acknowledge that Radio Canada International has the right to reproduce, broadcast and publicize those comments or any part thereof in any manner whatsoever. Radio Canada International does not endorse any of the views posted. Your comments will be pre-moderated and published if they meet netiquette guidelines.
Netiquette »

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *