Electricity distribution rates
Caruna Oy and Caruna Espoo Oy network area rates
Caruna is comprised of two electricity distribution companies: Caruna Oy and Caruna Espoo Oy. Caruna Oy is responsible for electricity distribution in its network areas in South, West, and Southwest Finland, and in the regions of Satakunta and Koillismaa. Caruna Espoo Oy operates in Espoo, Kauniainen, Kirkkonummi, and Joensuu. For the more specific details, please see our network area map.
Caruna Oy and Caruna Espoo Oy are two separate companies with separate pricing policies. Each company sets its electricity distribution rates independently, and their rates are affected by factors such as local network conditions.
The majority of Caruna Oy’s network is situated in rural areas, while Caruna Espoo Oy’s is in urban areas. Urban conditions are generally favourable to electricity distribution because of higher population density, meaning that there is less electrical network construction required per customer. In towns, the electrical network is largely placed underground, which means it is better protected from weather damage and reduces network repair and maintenance needs. In rural conditions, the length of electrical network per customer is considerably higher. The network is also very exposed to natural phenomena, significantly increasing maintenance and repair costs.