Year 2020 was remarkable for wind energy. Amidst the pandemic, installations continued to grow and higher than normal wind conditions took wind share to 9.6% of electricity consumption.
New wind power of 302 MW capacity was installed in Finland. By the year’s end, installed wind power capacity amounted to 2,586 MW with 7.8 TWh of production – a 30% increase from 2019. Renewables provided about 42% of the country’s electricity consumption in 2020: 19.3% from hydropower, 12.4%from biomass, and 9.6% from wind power.
In 2020, Finland consumed 81 TWh of electricity, the lowest value since 2009. Peak demand was 12.7 GW. Electricity consumption went down by 5.2TWh, the largest drop since 2011. The decrease was influenced by the warm winter and lower consumption in industry.
To learn more about Finland’s wind energy sector, please read their chapter in the IEA Wind TCP 2020 Annual Report.