Cooling capacity development planning for District Cooling system in Helsinki

Cooling capacity development planning for District Cooling system in Helsinki


Cooling capacity development planning, responding to increasing cooling demand in the district cooling network in Helsinki, including techno-economic assessment of several production alternatives.
Considered alternatives including the CHC-station, which is planned to serve both the district cooling and the district heating networks of Helen, and the separate peak load stations.
The key elements considered in the feasibility studies are the following:

  • Separate feasibility study for the air condensing compressor chiller peak load plant
  • Budgetary offers for the chiller units (2 × 10 MW)
  • Investment and O&M costs estimations and least cost analysis for the considered production alternatives

The project design and calculations are carried out by Greenfield Consulting in close cooperation with Helen Ltd.

Client: Helen Ltd

Helen Ltd is one of the largest energy companies in Finland supplying electric energy to about 400,000 customers and covering more than 90 percent of the heat demand of the capital city with district heat. Helsinki Smart City combines both district heating and cooling networks in a way that enables utilization of waste energies in an innovative and effective way, while reducing environmental load.