Wind power is a relatively new mode of electricity generation in Finland and has developed well in the last few years. As with other forms of renewable energy, wind power receives government subsidies. However, if the wind power market is allowed to develop after 2020, and if cost effective methods are used to promote development, wind energy will become competitive in the electricity market without subsidies.
Finland has the potential to increase wind power capacity considerably. At the end of 2014, there were 260 installed wind turbine generators, with a combined capacity of 627 MW. They generated 1.3% of Finland’s electricity consumption in 2014.
Currently the largest turbines in Finland are rated 5MW. In the future the size of individual wind turbine generators will increase, especially in offshore parks where turbine size could be over 7MW.