Finnish renewables developer-operator Ilmatar Energy Ltd has initiated commercial operation of its 30-MW Jakalakangas wind farm in Karvia, western Finland, a press release said on Thursday.
Starting commercial operation two days earlier, the wind farm is now generating electricity for the Finnish grid, Ilmatar said.
The Jakalakangas wind farm features five units of Vestas 6-MW turbines, which together can produce enough electricity to meet consumption needs of around 40,000 Finnish apartments or 5,000 electrically heated detached houses, the company estimates.
Construction of the wind farm began in July 2022. Ilmatar finalised the acquisition of this and another onshore wind project in Finland in March 2023.
The company said that Jakalakangas will remain in its ownership throughout its entire lifecycle. Ilmatar Service Oy is in charge of technical and commercial management of the wind farm.
Construction of Jakalakangas was finalised ahead of schedule, said Petri Ainonen, Director of Construction Projects, who added that the initiative is “part of a project comprising four wind farms, all of which are expected to be completed by the end of the year”.