Koskienergia produces renewable energy
Koskienergia Oy is a company producing electricity with hydroelectric power. It is owned by Etelä-Savon Energia, Äänekosken Energia and Kuoreveden Sähkö. Together with its subsidiary Koskienergia Koskivoima Oy, it has 30 small power plants around Finland. They generate CO2-free electricity that is sold to end customers through the companies owning Koskienergia.
The company reached its current form in 2012 when Koskienergia acquired 14 power plants from Fortum. Empower was the company’s trusted maintenance partner even before that. Currently, Empower takes care of the service, maintenance and monitoring of Koskienergia’s 23 power plants. According to Hannu Ruotsalainen, CEO of Koskienergia, cooperation has been smooth:
– Since our company reached its current form in 2012, we have developed maintenance cooperation to enable us to excel at the achievement of safety, environmental and efficiency targets. In five years, we have reached a level at which operational development and 24/7 monitoring processes work seamlessly.
Ruotsalainen believes in the future prospects of hydroelectric power.
– As a renewable form of energy, it has its place in the Finnish energy system. Hydroelectric power supplements other forms of energy production nicely. Once the emissions trading figures are adjusted to a sensible level, the outlook is good, Ruotsalainen says.