Espoo, Finland
Espoo, Finland

Fortum Oyj is a Finnish energy company focusing on the Nordic and Baltic countries, Poland and Russia. President and CEO of the company is Tapio Kuula. Fortum operates power plants, including co-generation plants, and generates and sells electricity, heat and steam. In addition, it has stakes in gas companies Gasum in Finland and Eesti Gaas in Estonia. The company also provides other energy related services and products. Fortum is listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki stock exchange and shares the number one position in the Carbon Disclosure Project's Nordic climate index. Wikipedia.


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News Article | March 1, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

The biggest battery in the Nordic countries was taken into use today at Fortum’s Järvenpää power plant. In Fortum’s Batcave battery project, the Nordic countries’ biggest lithium-ion battery storage was installed in conjunction with Fortum’s biomass-fired biopower plant in Järvenpää. Electricity production forms that are condition-dependent, such as wind and solar energy, will require more flexibility from the electricity grid in the future. In addition to hydropower, also electricity storage brings flexible regulating power to the electricity system. The flexibility brought by a battery storage enables growth in the use of renewable energy sources in Finland. The Batcave battery’s nominal output is 2 megawatts (MW) and the energy capacity 1 megawatt-hour (MWh). The battery consists of approximately 6,600 lithium-ion cells, and it offers quick, second- and minute-level grid flexibility in frequency regulation. The Batcave name refers to “battery cave”, a construction container equipped with the latest battery technology and created as a test environment for new ideas. The battery project complements Fortum’s research on other future solutions, such as demand response and virtual power plants. “Our Batcave project takes us a big step closer towards the solar economy, where electricity storage plays an important role alongside renewable energy production forms. The electricity battery brings flexibility to the national electricity market, benefitting all electricity users. In addition to storing electricity, the Batcave project allows us to test completely new ideas for optimal control of the battery together with other flexible electricity production forms,” says Tatu Kulla, Head of Business Development, Fortum. The investment cost of the Batcave development project is about EUR 1.6 million, for which Fortum will receive a 30 per cent energy investment subsidy from the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment. The electricity battery is supplied by the French SAFT, which has decades of experience in manufacturing various battery technologies. Fortum Corporation Group Communications Further information: Roosa Nieminen, Project Manager, Fortum Trading and Asset Optimisation, tel. +358 50 336 0704 Tatu Kulla, Head of Business Development, Fortum Trading and Asset Optimisation, tel. +358 400 294 499 Read more: Images for media use: http://mediabank.fortum.com:80/public/e950814de10E.aspx 360 video inside the battery: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KITw_vMea6g&sns=em Electricity storage Electricity storage is a part of the future energy system. With the intermediate storage of electricity, supply and demand can be better balanced, and the storage can also function as an electricity network stabiliser in malfunction situations. Other advantages of electricity storage include its ability to be instantly deployed and its easy adjustability. Moreover, electricity storage reduces the need for fossil fuel-fired peak load plants. Fortum Fortum is a leading clean-energy company that provides its customers with electricity, heating and cooling as well as smart solutions to improve resource efficiency. We want to engage our customers and society to join the change for a cleaner world. We employ some 8,000 professionals in the Nordic and Baltic countries, Russia, Poland and India, and 62% of our electricity generation is CO2 free. In 2016, our sales were EUR 3.6 billion. Fortum's share is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. www.fortum.com


News Article | March 1, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

The biggest battery in the Nordic countries was taken into use today at Fortum’s Järvenpää power plant. In Fortum’s Batcave battery project, the Nordic countries’ biggest lithium-ion battery storage was installed in conjunction with Fortum’s biomass-fired biopower plant in Järvenpää. Electricity production forms that are condition-dependent, such as wind and solar energy, will require more flexibility from the electricity grid in the future. In addition to hydropower, also electricity storage brings flexible regulating power to the electricity system. The flexibility brought by a battery storage enables growth in the use of renewable energy sources in Finland. The Batcave battery’s nominal output is 2 megawatts (MW) and the energy capacity 1 megawatt-hour (MWh). The battery consists of approximately 6,600 lithium-ion cells, and it offers quick, second- and minute-level grid flexibility in frequency regulation. The Batcave name refers to “battery cave”, a construction container equipped with the latest battery technology and created as a test environment for new ideas. The battery project complements Fortum’s research on other future solutions, such as demand response and virtual power plants. “Our Batcave project takes us a big step closer towards the solar economy, where electricity storage plays an important role alongside renewable energy production forms. The electricity battery brings flexibility to the national electricity market, benefitting all electricity users. In addition to storing electricity, the Batcave project allows us to test completely new ideas for optimal control of the battery together with other flexible electricity production forms,” says Tatu Kulla, Head of Business Development, Fortum. The investment cost of the Batcave development project is about EUR 1.6 million, for which Fortum will receive a 30 per cent energy investment subsidy from the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment. The electricity battery is supplied by the French SAFT, which has decades of experience in manufacturing various battery technologies. Fortum Corporation Group Communications Further information: Roosa Nieminen, Project Manager, Fortum Trading and Asset Optimisation, tel. +358 50 336 0704 Tatu Kulla, Head of Business Development, Fortum Trading and Asset Optimisation, tel. +358 400 294 499 Read more: Images for media use: http://mediabank.fortum.com:80/public/e950814de10E.aspx 360 video inside the battery: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KITw_vMea6g&sns=em Electricity storage Electricity storage is a part of the future energy system. With the intermediate storage of electricity, supply and demand can be better balanced, and the storage can also function as an electricity network stabiliser in malfunction situations. Other advantages of electricity storage include its ability to be instantly deployed and its easy adjustability. Moreover, electricity storage reduces the need for fossil fuel-fired peak load plants. Fortum Fortum is a leading clean-energy company that provides its customers with electricity, heating and cooling as well as smart solutions to improve resource efficiency. We want to engage our customers and society to join the change for a cleaner world. We employ some 8,000 professionals in the Nordic and Baltic countries, Russia, Poland and India, and 62% of our electricity generation is CO2 free. In 2016, our sales were EUR 3.6 billion. Fortum's share is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. www.fortum.com


News Article | March 1, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

The biggest battery in the Nordic countries was taken into use today at Fortum’s Järvenpää power plant. In Fortum’s Batcave battery project, the Nordic countries’ biggest lithium-ion battery storage was installed in conjunction with Fortum’s biomass-fired biopower plant in Järvenpää. Electricity production forms that are condition-dependent, such as wind and solar energy, will require more flexibility from the electricity grid in the future. In addition to hydropower, also electricity storage brings flexible regulating power to the electricity system. The flexibility brought by a battery storage enables growth in the use of renewable energy sources in Finland. The Batcave battery’s nominal output is 2 megawatts (MW) and the energy capacity 1 megawatt-hour (MWh). The battery consists of approximately 6,600 lithium-ion cells, and it offers quick, second- and minute-level grid flexibility in frequency regulation. The Batcave name refers to “battery cave”, a construction container equipped with the latest battery technology and created as a test environment for new ideas. The battery project complements Fortum’s research on other future solutions, such as demand response and virtual power plants. “Our Batcave project takes us a big step closer towards the solar economy, where electricity storage plays an important role alongside renewable energy production forms. The electricity battery brings flexibility to the national electricity market, benefitting all electricity users. In addition to storing electricity, the Batcave project allows us to test completely new ideas for optimal control of the battery together with other flexible electricity production forms,” says Tatu Kulla, Head of Business Development, Fortum. The investment cost of the Batcave development project is about EUR 1.6 million, for which Fortum will receive a 30 per cent energy investment subsidy from the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment. The electricity battery is supplied by the French SAFT, which has decades of experience in manufacturing various battery technologies. Fortum Corporation Group Communications Further information: Roosa Nieminen, Project Manager, Fortum Trading and Asset Optimisation, tel. +358 50 336 0704 Tatu Kulla, Head of Business Development, Fortum Trading and Asset Optimisation, tel. +358 400 294 499 Read more: Images for media use: http://mediabank.fortum.com:80/public/e950814de10E.aspx 360 video inside the battery: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KITw_vMea6g&sns=em Electricity storage Electricity storage is a part of the future energy system. With the intermediate storage of electricity, supply and demand can be better balanced, and the storage can also function as an electricity network stabiliser in malfunction situations. Other advantages of electricity storage include its ability to be instantly deployed and its easy adjustability. Moreover, electricity storage reduces the need for fossil fuel-fired peak load plants. Fortum Fortum is a leading clean-energy company that provides its customers with electricity, heating and cooling as well as smart solutions to improve resource efficiency. We want to engage our customers and society to join the change for a cleaner world. We employ some 8,000 professionals in the Nordic and Baltic countries, Russia, Poland and India, and 62% of our electricity generation is CO2 free. In 2016, our sales were EUR 3.6 billion. Fortum's share is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. www.fortum.com


News Article | March 1, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

The biggest battery in the Nordic countries was taken into use today at Fortum’s Järvenpää power plant. In Fortum’s Batcave battery project, the Nordic countries’ biggest lithium-ion battery storage was installed in conjunction with Fortum’s biomass-fired biopower plant in Järvenpää. Electricity production forms that are condition-dependent, such as wind and solar energy, will require more flexibility from the electricity grid in the future. In addition to hydropower, also electricity storage brings flexible regulating power to the electricity system. The flexibility brought by a battery storage enables growth in the use of renewable energy sources in Finland. The Batcave battery’s nominal output is 2 megawatts (MW) and the energy capacity 1 megawatt-hour (MWh). The battery consists of approximately 6,600 lithium-ion cells, and it offers quick, second- and minute-level grid flexibility in frequency regulation. The Batcave name refers to “battery cave”, a construction container equipped with the latest battery technology and created as a test environment for new ideas. The battery project complements Fortum’s research on other future solutions, such as demand response and virtual power plants. “Our Batcave project takes us a big step closer towards the solar economy, where electricity storage plays an important role alongside renewable energy production forms. The electricity battery brings flexibility to the national electricity market, benefitting all electricity users. In addition to storing electricity, the Batcave project allows us to test completely new ideas for optimal control of the battery together with other flexible electricity production forms,” says Tatu Kulla, Head of Business Development, Fortum. The investment cost of the Batcave development project is about EUR 1.6 million, for which Fortum will receive a 30 per cent energy investment subsidy from the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment. The electricity battery is supplied by the French SAFT, which has decades of experience in manufacturing various battery technologies. Fortum Corporation Group Communications Further information: Roosa Nieminen, Project Manager, Fortum Trading and Asset Optimisation, tel. +358 50 336 0704 Tatu Kulla, Head of Business Development, Fortum Trading and Asset Optimisation, tel. +358 400 294 499 Read more: Images for media use: http://mediabank.fortum.com:80/public/e950814de10E.aspx 360 video inside the battery: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KITw_vMea6g&sns=em Electricity storage Electricity storage is a part of the future energy system. With the intermediate storage of electricity, supply and demand can be better balanced, and the storage can also function as an electricity network stabiliser in malfunction situations. Other advantages of electricity storage include its ability to be instantly deployed and its easy adjustability. Moreover, electricity storage reduces the need for fossil fuel-fired peak load plants. Fortum Fortum is a leading clean-energy company that provides its customers with electricity, heating and cooling as well as smart solutions to improve resource efficiency. We want to engage our customers and society to join the change for a cleaner world. We employ some 8,000 professionals in the Nordic and Baltic countries, Russia, Poland and India, and 62% of our electricity generation is CO2 free. In 2016, our sales were EUR 3.6 billion. Fortum's share is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. www.fortum.com


Patent
Fortum Corporation and Babcock | Date: 2011-10-21

A boiler operating method operates a boiler by switching between air combustion mode and oxygen combustion mode when burning fossil fuel with first combustion gas and second combustion gas. The second combustion gas compensates for oxygen deficiency in the first combustion gas. The air combustion mode uses air as the first combustion gas and the second combustion gas while the oxygen combustion mode uses mixed gas of combustion flue gas and oxygen-rich gas as the first combustion gas and the second combustion gas, the combustion flue gas being produced when the fossil fuel is burned. By mixing the oxygen-rich gas in the air in the process of switching between air combustion mode and oxygen combustion mode, the air being the first combustion gas used in the air combustion mode, the boiler operating method can switch between the air combustion mode and oxygen combustion mode while maintaining stable combustion.


Patent
Babcock and Fortum Corporation | Date: 2013-08-07

An oxygen combustion system includes a boiler 1 adapted to burn fuel using combustion gas made of a mixture of oxygen-rich gas and circulating flue gas, a dust remover 17 disposed in a flue through which flue gas discharged from the boiler flows, a second flue 29 adapted to lead the combustion gas to the boiler, the combustion gas being made by mixing the circulating flue gas extracted from the flue on a downstream side of the dust remover with the oxygen-rich gas, a combustion gas heater 13 adapted to exchange heat between the flue gas flowing through the flue between the boiler and the dust remover and the combustion gas flowing through the second flue, and a flue gas cooler 15 disposed in the flue between the combustion gas heater and the dust remover and adapted to cool the flue gas by exchanging heat between the flue gas running through the flue and a cooling medium, wherein a control unit adapted to control at least one of a flow rate and temperature of the cooling medium of the flue gas cooler such that temperature of the flue gas introduced into the dust remover will be between 90C and 140C (both inclusive). This makes it possible to inhibit acid dew-point corrosion of ducts, piping, equipment, and the like as well as clogging of ducts, piping, and the like with soot particles.


Patent
Babcock and Fortum Corporation | Date: 2013-08-21

To inhibit corrosion of water wall tubes and the like of a boiler and stabilize combustion on a burner during oxygen combustion operation of the boiler. A boiler combustion system according to the present invention includes a boiler 1 equipped with a burner 5 and a two-staged combustion gas input port 9; a flue gas supply fan 29 adapted to extract flue gas from a flue gas treatment system of the boiler via a flue gas circulation line 27; a combustion gas supply line 31, fuel carrier gas supply line 33, and two-staged combustion gas supply line 35 which are branched off from the flue gas circulation line on a downstream side of the flue gas supply fan 29; an oxygen supply line 51 adapted to supply oxygen-rich gas to both the combustion gas supply line 3. and fuel carrier gas supply line 33; combustion air supply fans 43 and 45 installed parallel -to the flue gas supply fan 29 and adapted to supply combustion air; a switching unit adapted to switch operation between the flue gas supply fan and the combustion air supply fans; and dampers 57 and 59 adapted to regulate gas flow rates on the combustion gas supply line and the two-staged combustion gas supply line, respectively.


Patent
Babcock and Fortum Corporation | Date: 2013-08-28

A boiler operating method operates a boiler by switching between air combustion mode and oxygen combustion mode when burning fossil fuel with first combustion gas and second combustion gas, the second combustion gas compensating for oxygen deficiency in the first combustion gas, where the air combustion mode uses air as the first combustion gas and the second combustion gas while the oxygen combustion mode uses mixed gas of combustion flue gas and oxygen-rich gas as the first combustion gas and the second combustion gas, the combustion flue gas being produced when the fossil fuel is burned. By mixing the oxygen-rich gas in the air in the process of switching between air combustion mode and oxygen combustion mode, the air being the first combustion gas used in the air combustion mode, the boiler operating method can switch between the air combustion mode and oxygen combustion mode while maintaining stable combustion.


Patent
Fortum Corporation and Babcock | Date: 2011-09-29

An oxygen combustion system includes a boiler to burn fuel using combustion gas composed of oxygen-rich gas and circulating flue gas, a dust remover disposed in a flue through which flue gas discharged from the boiler flows, a second flue leading the combustion gas to the boiler, the combustion gas being made by mixing the circulating flue gas extracted downstream of the dust remover with the oxygen-rich gas, a combustion gas heater exchanging heat between the flue gas flowing between the boiler and dust remover and the combustion gas flowing through the second flue, and a flue gas cooler disposed between the heater and the dust remover to cool the flue gas. A control unit controls at least one of a flow rate and cooling medium temperature of the flue gas cooler such that temperature of the flue gas introduced into the dust remover will be between 90 C. and 140 C.


Patent
Fortum Corporation and Babcock | Date: 2011-10-12

To inhibit corrosion of water wall tubes of a boiler and stabilize combustion on a burner during oxygen combustion operation, a boiler combustion system includes a boiler equipped with a burner and a two-staged combustion gas input port; a flue gas supply fan extracting flue gas from a flue gas treatment system via a flue gas circulation line; a combustion gas supply line, fuel carrier gas supply line, and two-staged combustion gas supply line branched off from the flue gas circulation line downstream of the flue gas supply fan; an oxygen supply line supplying oxygen-rich gas to the combustion gas supply line and fuel carrier gas supply line; combustion air supply fans; a switching unit switching operation between the flue gas supply fan and the combustion air supply fans; and dampers regulating gas flow rates on the combustion gas supply line and the two-staged combustion gas supply line, respectively.

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