Projects

Julkuvaara

Puolanka In development

Julkuvaara in numbers

14-20 mw

Kokonaisteho

2

Voimaloiden määrä

max. 350 m

Pyyhkäisykorkeus

2026-2027

Käyttöönotto (arvio)

Background

Ilmatar is planning a wind farm with a maximum of two turbines in the area of Julkuvaara in Puolanka. The Julkuvaara project is directly associated with the Hukkalansalo wind farm in Paltamo, located right on the municipality border.

The initiative to extend the Paltamo project to Puolanka came from local land owners. Regarding the Julkuvaara wind farm, a separate component master plan will be created for the Puolanka area. However, the environmental impact of both the Julkuvaara and the Hukkalansalo projects will be assessed with a joint environmental impact assessment (EIA). The more specific locations for the turbines are determined in the development stage.

The municipal executive board of Puolanka has requested the municipal council to commence the creation of a land-use plan for the Julkuvaara wind farm based on Ilmatar’s proposal made on April 29th, 2022.

The impact of the Julkuvaara wind power project will be assessed together with Ilmatar’s Takiankangas and Hukkalansalo projects, located on the Paltamo side, using a joint environmental impact assessment (EIA).

The environmental impact assessment was made available from June to August 2022, and it was also presented in a public event at Jättiläisenmaa in Paltamo on June 15th, 2022. The Kainuu Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment is the point of contact for the environmental impact assessment. A total of 18 statements related to the assessment were provided to the point of contact.

There were 17 opinions submitted, with 51 signatories in total. A statement by the point of contact highlights the key points of these opinions and statements. The point of contact stated that it is important to take a close look at the various implementation options, including options for transmission lines. In particular, the statement emphasized the significance of assessing the combined impact of this and other wind power projects.

During the fall, Ilmatar will elaborate the location plan for the turbines after the initial results of the reports and the assessment. By further refining the locations, the goal is to create an actionable and widely acceptable plan. The EIA report and any analyses thereof are submitted to the Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment at the end of January 2023 as scheduled and made available to the public in February 2023. At the same time, the municipality of Puolanka will also make a component master plan draft available.

Documents related to the environmental impact assessment of the Takiankangas and the Hukkalansalo wind power projects (incl. Julkuvaara) are available on the Kainuu Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment website (in Finnish).

Ownership

Ilmatar Paltamo Oy, domiciled in Paltamo, is responsible for the development and future operation of the Hukkalansalo and Takiankangas wind farms.

Further information

Ville Huovinen
Project Developer
Ilmatar Energy Oy
+358 45 672 1192
[email protected]

Jussi Mäkinen
Head of Project Development
Ilmatar Energy Oy
+358 40 576 1097
[email protected]