Thursday saw the formal opening of the 75.9-megawatt (MW) Solberg Wind Park in eastern Sweden, according to a statement released by Finnish energy company Fortum on Friday.
Situated 100 kilometers northwest of Ornskoldsvik, the park is equally owned by Fortum and one of Sweden's largest energy companies, Skelleftea Kraft.
It consists of 22 Vestas V126-3.45 wind turbines with an estimated annual production of 253 gigawatt-hours (GWh).
Fortum described the project as an important step in the implementation of its strategy to grow in wind and solar power on a gigawatt scale.
"Sweden is a natural choice for Fortum in wind power. It is one of our largest home markets and there we have the majority of our hydro capacity that is crucial in balancing the variability in wind power production," said Tuomo Sinisalmi, head of Wind Construction and Operations at Fortum.
The Solberg Park is the second that Fortum is cooperating on with Skelleftea Kraft, Sinisalmi added.
Sweden has a market-based electricity certificate support system for renewable electricity production, according to the statement.
By Hale Turkes