Caruna continues renewing its electricity network and improving reliability of supply in Espoo and Kirkkonummi. This network improvement project will improve the reliability of electricity distribution for approximately 1,500 customers.
Storms often hit the coastal area the hardest. This is often the case in Espoo and Kirkkonummi. The project will renovate the electricity network that is particularly vulnerable to storms in areas including Suvisaaristo in Espoo, Hirsala in Kirkkonummi, Kantvik, and Upinniemi.
In the sensitive archipelago environment, solutions that are best suited to the environment will be sought, and underground cabling may not be the solution everywhere. About 25 kilometres of low-voltage network and 50 kilometres of medium-voltage network will be built.
The medium-voltage network with 20 kV distributes electricity to both small industries and distribution transformers located near inhabited areas. The low voltage network (0.4 kV) connects households to the distribution network of an electricity distribution company.
"We have systematically developed the reliability of supply of the electricity network in Espoo and Kirkkonummi in recent years. This project is a clear continuation of this development,” Caruna's Area Manager Joonas Hämäläinen says.
The first construction work will begin in autumn 2021
Planning for the project has begun and construction of the first sites is expected to start in autumn 2021. 2022 will be the main year of construction. The progress of the construction can be followed in the Sites | Caruna service.