Energy year 2017 in the Kouvola region
SALES OF ELECTRIC ENERGY GREW BY 7.8 PER CENT
The average temperature in 2017 was 6.4 per cent higher than the average year and 1.4 per cent warmer than 2016.
We sold 1,384 million kilowatt-hours (gigawatt-hours) of electricity, 475 gigawatt-hours of district heat and 193 gigawatt-hours of natural gas.
The sale of electric energy grew by 7.8 per cent, the sale of district heat and the sale of natural gas stayed at the same level as the previous year.
EIghty-three per cent of electricity and 73 per cent of heat was produced from renewable energy sources.
A total of 346 gigawatt-hours of electricity was produced at our own power plants and jointly owned power plants. 83 per cent of which was produced from renewable energy sources. The Nordic water reservoirs were lesser than in an average hydrological year all the way until the latter part of the year.
We produced 453 gigawatt-hours of district heat in our own power plants and heating plants, accounting for 95 per cent of heat procurement. As much as 80 per cent of district heat was produced energy-efficiently in combined heat and power production. In heat production, renewable energy sources accounted for 73 per cent, which was double the national average.
In 2017, carbon dioxide emissions from energy production totalled 45,785 tonnes. The market price of emission allowances was around 4–8 euros per tonne.
Security of supply remained excellent
The average duration of disturbances in the electricity network and interruptions in the power supply was 2,96 hours in 2017, mostly caused by the Kiira-storm. The average customer-specific outage time in the district heat supply was 0,48 hours.
Weatherproof lines constitute 58 per cent of the electricity network.