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Möksy and Louhukangas

Alajärvi Soon in operation

Möksy and Louhukangas in numbers

200-250 MW

Total power

39

Number of turbines

220 m

Tip height

2022-2023

To be operational

Background

The Möksy and Louhukangas wind farm sites are located in the eastern part of Alajärvi, South Ostrobothnia. A wind farm project with a total of 39 wind turbine locations is planned for the area.

The planned wind farm sites are not adjacent to residential areas and are currently predominantly in agricultural and peat production use. High-quality wind conditions, distance to residential areas and compatibility with existing land use purposes make Möksy and Louhukangas sites a suitable area for wind power production.

A partial land use plan has been prepared for the project and the plan was accepted by the city of Alajärvi in 2015. The plan allows for constructing up to 42 wind turbines with tip heights up to 220m. An extensive Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) has also been prepared for the sites in 2014.

The parallel use of the wind farm area for example in recreational and berry picking purposes will be allowed also after the wind farm has been commissioned.

Construction Schedule

Construction is planned to be commenced during 2021 and the project is expected to start generating power during 2023.

Asset management

Ilmatar Service Oy, a subsidiary of Ilmatar Energy, will take over the wind farm’s technical and commercial management once the project has been commissioned.

Ownership

The development of the project was started by llmatar but as the project progressed EDF Renewables, a globally leading renewable energy company, was brought into to the project as a co-developer during the development phase. In 2020, Ilmatar Energy acquired EDF Renewable’s shares in the project companies.

Ilmatar is developing the projects through two project companies: Ilmatar-Louhukangas Oy and Ilmatar-Möksy Oy, both of which are domiciled in Alajärvi.

Current Status

The building permits for 39 turbine locations became legally valid and binding in 2020. Currently, Ilmatar is preparing for the construction phase which is expected to start in 2021. The project is expected to start generating power during 2023.

 

Further information:

Petri Niemi
Project Development Manager
+358 40 578 3509

petri.niemi@ilmatar.fi