Onshore wind power
Ykspihlaja / Yxpila
- In operation
- 55 GWh
About the project
The Ykspihlaja wind farm is located in the immediate vicinity of the Kokkola city harbor.
The wind farm consists of 4 wind turbines. The wind farm is constructed on land owned by Boliden and the city of Kokkola. The wind conditions in the area are among the best of Finland. The total capacity of the wind farm is 14.4 MW, and the estimated annual production of the wind farm is approximately 55 GWh which is equivalent to the annual electricity consumption of about 11,000 households (5,000 kWh/household).
After the wind farm was completed, it was handed over to Aquila Capital in 2018. OX2 was responsible for the permit process and construction of the wind farm and is now responsible for its daily monitoring and management.
Project key facts
- Onshore wind power
- In operation
- Number of turbines
- 220 m
- 55 GWh
- Aquila Capital
OX2 and our suppliers are guests in the local communities. For us, is extremely important to create dialogue with and show respect for the people who live and work in the local area. This includes transparent communication, creating local jobs, business sector development or financial grants through community funds or property tax, depending on the market and conditions in the area.
The expansion of renewable energy should not come at the expense of nature and it is not enough for us to mitigate climate change. We have long worked to minimize our negative impact on nature and are now taking decisive action towards our goal of nature-positive wind and solar farms by 2030.
Our projects are sustainable by design, from early planning to construction and management.
It is possible to hike, hunt, or pick berries and mushrooms in the wind farm area, with respect to the area's warning signs and prevailing weather conditions. Caution should be observed in certain weather conditions. It is unsafe to be near the wind turbines during thunderstorms and when there is a risk of ice or snow falling from the wind turbines. Therefore, please pay attention to the local weather conditions. Ice accumulation on wind turbines occurs at temperatures just above 0 °C and colder, especially during snowfall or when the turbine is covered with fog or clouds. A safety distance of at least 280 m should be maintained to each wind turbine during these conditions.