Wind Finland 2017

Beautiful surroundings and spectacular exhibitions
Wind Finland 2017 offers you a getaway from daily routines! Haltia – The Finnish Nature Centre is located in the Nuuksio National Park only 30 minutes drive from Helsinki. The Haltia exhibitions offer you an authentic experience of nature from all of Finland. Exhibitions are open all day for Wind Finland guests. Complimentary bus service for seminar guests operates between Central Railway Station and Haltia.

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Senior Researcher at VATT Institute for Economic Research

Renewables´ Auction systems


    Professor in Russian Energy Policy Aleksanteri Institute

    Future of Russian and Finnish energy relations


      Minister for Housing, Energy and the Environment

      Opening speech


        Leading Specialist in Renewable energy unit at Energy Authority of Finland

        Finnish Auction Update


          CEO of Wind Europe

          Future of Wind Power in Europe

            PASI VAINIKKA

            Principal scientist at VTT

            Internet of Energy


              Research Professor at the Finnish Environment Institute and University of Oulu

              Demand response with large scale intermittent production


                8:00 Bus from Helsinki Central Railway Station

                8:30 Registration opens in Haltia

                8:45 Coffee in the restaurant

                9:20 First session: 

                Anni Mikkonen

                Kimmo Tiilikainen

                Giles Dickson

                Veli-Pekka Tynkkynen

                11:40 Networking lunch at the restaurant

                13:10 Second session: 

                Maria Kopsakangas-Savolainen

                Pasi Vainikka

                14:30 Networking break at the exhibition hall

                15:40 Third session:

                Maiju Seppälä

                Kimmo Ollikka

                17:00 Pre Cocktails at the exhibition hall

                18:00 Bus to Helsinki

                18:00 FWPA’s Members’ Evening

                21:00 Bus to Helsinki

                22:30 Bus to Helsinki



                The Finnish Nature Centre Haltia’s address is Nuuksiontie 84, FI-02820 Espoo. Haltia is located roughly 30 kilometres from Helsinki city centre.

                By seminar bus

                Complimentary bus service for seminar guests operates between Central Railway Station and Haltia. Schedules to be announced soon.

                By car

                When driving to Haltia, turn off the Turku highway (road no 1) to Nupurintie road (road number 110). At Nupuri turn north onto the Brobackantie road. The Brobackantie road then changes into the Nuuksiontie road, which you should follow until you reach Haltia. There are signs to The Finnish Nature Centre Haltia along the road.

                By public transportation

                You can also reach Haltia by first taking the train U, E or X to Espoo Centre and continuing with the bus 245/245A/245K to Nuuksionpää/Kattila that departs from Espoo Centre/ Espoo Train Station (plattform nr 32). Get off the bus at the Solvalla sports institute stop. From the bus stop, it is only a 30-metre walk to Haltia.

                Within the City of Espoo, you can travel with the local city bus pass; on the lines crossing municipal boundaries in the metropolitan area, you will need a regional pass. The trip from Espoo Centre to Haltia takes roughly 25 minutes, and the trip from the centre of Helsinki to Haltia lasts roughly one hour. You will find time tables and connection maps at



                Scandic Simonkenttä
                Address: Simonkatu 9, 00100 Helsinki
                Phone: +358 9 68380

                Seminar prices for 26.-27.10.2017:

                Standard room for one 167 € / night
                Standard room for two 187 € / night

                Use reservation code TUU261017. Seminar prices available until 11th of October.

                FWPA's Members' Night

                FWPA’s legendary Members’ Night will be held at beautiful Haltia. Members’ night is perfect occasion to combine fun and networking. This year there will also be precocktails in magical Haltia Exhibition Hall, so people will have more time to mingle before dinner.

                Official afterparty at “Kalle’s”. Free entrance with seminar ticket until 23.15 (cloakroom fee applies). Learn more:


                Past seminars

                Wind Finland 2016 Program

                Wednesday 26th of October

                Jarno Limnéll: Cybersecurity – necessity and enabler

                Robert Speht: Support Schemes all around the world

                Anja Liukko: Finnish wind power sector is in between two phases

                Jan Hagen: Vestas perspectives on continued competitiveness in the Finnish market

                Andrew Garrad: The big picture – how is wind power doing in global framework?

                Valtteri Hongisto: Health effects caused by the infra-sound of wind turbines

                Hannele Holttinen: Energy transition, electricity market and wind power

                Leena Sivill: Renewable energy scenarios to 2050

                Interaction with Nordic seminars

                Wind Finland 2015 Program

                Thursday 29th of October

                Main stage

                Jason Staines, Entrepreneur, Aalto EE Helsinki, Living with Purpose – Calm, Courage and Self-Belief

                Christopher StanleyIndependent new blade quality Inspections: Why and how?

                Pasi Vainikka, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
                The worst ideas in energy future

                Anja Liukko, Ministry of Employment and the Economy
                Finland’s RES-target for 2030

                Valtteri Hongisto, TTL
                Perceptions of wind turbine noise around two Finnish wind farms

                VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Etha Wind & Puhuri Oy
                Estimating icing in Finnish climate conditions

                Sten Lillienau, Neas Energy
                Challenges and possibilities of handling more wind power in the power system – conclusions from Denmark

                Session 1, Insights of Finnish wind power market

                Heidi PaalatieFinnish Wind Power Association, Market trends

                Sanna UskiVTT- Technical Research Centre of Finland
                Grid Connection Requirements for Wind Power Today and in Near Future

                Ville VyyryläinenAttorneys-at-Law Mäkitalo Rantanen
                What are mankala corporations?

                Aleksi NordlundFortum Power and Heat Oy
                Physical power market from wind owner´s perspective – Case: balance management

                Sami HaapanalaRSC Finland Oy
                Verified SODAR and LIDAR measurements speed up wind power development

                Anni MikkonenFinnish Wind Power Association
                Options for Future Support Mechanisms for Renewables in Finland

                Session 2, Contract clinic

                Aimo HalonenAttorneys-at-Law Mäkitalo Rantanen
                Contracts (in Finnish)

                Session 3, Communications clinic

                Minna HaapsaariViestintä Haapsaari
                Communications (in Finnish)

                Wind Finland 2014 Program

                Insights to Finnish business culture – U.S. Ambassador to Finland, Mr. Bruce Oreck

                How is the wind land doing? – Anni Mikkonen, CEO, Finnish Wind Power Association

                Successful project development – Karoliina Joensuu, Section Head Wind Power, Pöyry Finland Oy

                Grids – How to get connected? – Petri Parviainen, Head of Grid Service Unit, Fingrid Oyj

                Minimizing uncertainty in arctic climate wind measurements – Juha Paldanius, Vaisala Oyj Networks

                Wind turbine sound – the hottest topic in Finland? – Mauno Aho, Project Manager, FCG Design and Engineering Oy

                Challenging modeling of wind profiles in Finnish conditions – Arne Gravdahl, Dr, CTO, WindSim A/S Etha Wind Oy

                Recent legal praxis and learning of cases from higher courts – Aimo Halonen, Partner, Attorney-at-law, Mäkitalo Rantanen & Co Oy

                Protecting the deal: Legal issues in successful Finnish wind projects – Andrew Cotton, Partner, Hammarström Puhakka Partners, Attorneys Ltd

                Feed-in tariff: Recent changes and outlook to 2030 – Anja Liukko, Counselor, Ministry of Employment and the Economy

                Investor experiences, comparison to other European markets – Ben Stafford, Associate Director, Private Equity/Infrastructure, Impax Asset Management

                Panel discussion and summary of the day
                Ms. Anni Mikkonen, CEO, Finnish Wind Power Association
                Ms. Karoliina Joensuu, Section Head Wind Power, Pöyry Finland Oy
                Mr. Aimo Halonen, Partner, Attorney-at-law, Mäkitalo Rantanen & Co Oy
                Ms. Anja Liukko, Ministry of Employment and the Economy
                Mr. Ben Stafford, Associate Director, Impax Asset Management Ltd.


                Saara Jalkanen
                Finnish Wind Power Association
                +358 40 134 3336

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