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Ветер под крыльями турбин в Кайнуу
The phased regional land use plan for wind power in Kainuu supplements the comprehensive regional land use plan that was accepted regionally in 2007 and ratified by the Finnish Government in 2009. The wind power plan was confirmed on 31st January 2017 (YM7 / 5222/2015) confirmed the Ministry of Environment. The decision is available on the ministry’s website in Finnish.
In fact, the phased regional land use plan covering wind energy in Kainuu will go down in history as the last regional plan confirmed by the Ministry of the Environment in Finland, since the processes, roles and responsibilities have changed. Ratification by regional councils is adequate from now on.
The phased regional land use plan for wind power in Kainuu comprises the regionally significant areas suitable for wind power production, as well as their connection to the main grid.
As the plans were still pending, starting the construction of wind power in Kainuu was already possible within certain conditions. The first wind turbine park built in Kainuu, called Kivivaara - Peuravaara, is located on the border of Hyrynsalmi and Suomussalmi municipalities. The park is a joint project of the local Loiste Energy Ltd. and Taaleri Tuulitehdas II (Taaleri Wind Power) Fund. Altogether 30 turbines will be erected, from which 13 have already been connected to the grid in 2016 and the rest in 2017. The total investment are worth 180 M€, bringing vitality and employment to the area and also further increasing the self-sufficiency in energy production in the Kainuu region.
Also some other locations have been under scrutiny for possible wind power construction sites, but the Kivivaara – Peuravaara Park has progressed most rapidly. Now that the phased regional land use plan for wind energy is ready, the prerequisites for building wind power parks are significantly reinforced.
The documents related are available on our site in Finnish
More about our regional planning in English
More about the Finnish system at the site of the Ministry of the Environment