Low Carbon makes progress on maximising renewable energy generation as first Finnish wind project becomes operational

Landmark moment as Low Carbon’s 30 MW Mörknässkogen wind project enters operations in Finland

Global renewable energy company Low Carbon has announced that its Mörknässkogen onshore wind project, located in Finland, has entered commercial operations.

With a capacity of 30 MW generated from five Nordex turbines, Mörknässkogen is Low Carbon’s first wind project to come online in Finland, part of the company’s goal to deploy renewable energy infrastructure at scale.

Located on the west coast of Finland near the city of Vaasa, the project forms part of Low Carbon’s Finnish pipeline of more than 120 MW of onshore wind, benefitting from the region’s abundant wind resource and resultant attractive levelised cost of energy (“LCOE”).

The power generated from Mörknässkogen will be sold via a 10-year virtual PPA to Ecolab, a global leader in water, hygiene and infection prevention solutions and services. Through the agreement, Ecolab will have sourced enough clean electricity to cover 100% of its European operations.

The project will be a key contributor to Finland’s National Energy and Climate Strategy for 2030, which aims to increase the use of renewable energy in the end consumption to 50 per cent by the end of the decade. It will power the equivalent of around 30,000 homes across Finland delivering a CO2e avoidance of more than 20,000 tonnes per annum.

Roy Bedlow, Founder and Chief Executive of Low Carbon, said: “Mörknässkogen is our first Finnish wind project to enter operations and is a major milestone for Low Carbon as we look to increase the amount of renewable energy capacity globally. The 10-year PPA with our partners Ecolab underlines our shared vision for a world powered by renewables and provides long-term investment certainty for the project.”

John Isherwood, Managing Director at Low Carbon, added: “We are delighted to see our first wind project come online in Finland. Finland is a leading European market for onshore wind, where this Low Carbon project and others to follow will play a key role in helping the country meet its climate change targets.”

Emilio Tenuta, Senior Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer at Ecolab, commented: “The Mörknässkogen wind project with Low Carbon has delivered Ecolab a significant win in our electrification journey. With our European operational energy needs now fully covered by this windfarm, we are a significant step closer to our goal of 100% renewable electricity globally by 2030.”



Low Carbon creates large-scale renewable energy to fight climate change. We’re building a net-zero energy company that will protect the planet for future generations. This defining purpose drives us to deliver for our communities, investors, and the environment. We are a long-standing certified B-Corporation and recognised as a gold standard for our environmental impact.

We invest in, develop, and operate solar, wind, energy storage, and energy from waste projects across the UK, Europe, and North America. We’re contributing to the world’s move to 100% renewable energy by creating and operating 20 GW of new capacity by 2030.

We have more than 12 GW in new renewables in development right now across the globe.

Low Carbon is on a mission. Together, we will power tomorrow.



A trusted partner for millions of customers, Ecolab (NYSE:ECL) is a global sustainability leader offering water, hygiene and infection prevention solutions and services that protect people and the resources vital to life. Building on a century of innovation, Ecolab has annual sales of $14 billion, employs more than 47,000 associates and operates in more than 170 countries around the world. The company delivers comprehensive science-based solutions, data-driven insights and world-class service to advance food safety, maintain clean and safe environments, and optimize water and energy use. Ecolab’s innovative solutions improve operational efficiencies and sustainability for customers in the food, healthcare, life sciences, hospitality and industrial markets. www.ecolab.com


Harry Padfield

PR and Public Affairs Manager