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Share of fossil-free electricity production rose to 86 per cent in 2021

release | Production of electricity and heat 2021

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According to Statistics Finland, the production of electricity in Finland amounted to 69.3 TWh in 2021, which was four per cent more than in the year before. Fossil-free electricity production, renewable energy sources and nuclear energy covered record 86 per cent of electricity production. The share of renewable energy sources in Finland's electricity production was over one half: 53 per cent. The share of renewable energy sources in electricity production continued to rise. The amount of electricity produced with fossil fuels and peat increased by three per cent from the year before. The production of district heat rose considerably from the previous year (by 16 %) due to the cold winter.

Key points

  • The production of electricity in Finland amounted to 2021 69.3 TWh, which was four per cent more than in the year before.
  • Fossil-free electricity production, renewable energy sources and nuclear energy together covered 86 per cent of electricity production in 2021.
  • Renewable energy sources produced 53 per cent of Finland’s electricity production. The share of renewable energy sources in electricity production continued to rise: six per cent more electricity was produced with renewable energy sources than in the year before.
  • The production of district heat rose considerably in 2021 compared to the previous year (by 16 %) due to the cold winter.
  • In all, 65 per cent of the production of district heat and industrial heat was produced with renewable fuels.

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Two new database tables for the statistics on production of electricity and heat
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Electricity generation by energy source 2000-2021

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Electricity generation by energy source: share of total production 2021

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Share of fossil fuels in total electricity production in 2021

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Share of renewable energy sources in total electricity production in 2021

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Electricity generation with renewables 2000-2021

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Electricity and heat production and fuels by mode of production 2021

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Electricity and heat production by production mode and fuel in 2021

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