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Fortum's actions in 2012

January

Fortum's actions

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  • 13th Fortum Corporation's Chief Technology Officer Petra Lundström was chosen 2012 CTO of the Year in Finland
  • 27th Cornerstone was laid at Fortum's new bio-CHP plant in Järvenpää, Finland
  • 27th Russia's Market Council recognised Fortum as the leader in implementation of investment programmes

Events

  • 1st EU presidency of Denmark began
  • 17th European Nuclear Safety Regulators Group (ENSREG) stakeholder event on the so-called nuclear stress tests and peer reviews arranged in Brussels

February

Fortum's actions

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  • 1st Divestments of Fortum Energiaratkaisut Oy and Fortum Termest AS were completed
  • 2nd Fortum and Nissan started collaboration in the development of a home charging unit for electric cars
  • 16th Markus Rauramo was appointed as Fortum's new CFO and member of the Fortum Management Team
  • 23rd Fortum started the VahvaVerkko project to strengthen the reliability of electricity distribution in all weather conditions

Events

  • 24th Svenska Kraftnät announced plans to invest SEK 15.8 billion to the Swedish power grid during 2013-2015

March

Fortum's actions

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  • 1st Fortum introduced a text messaging service to inform customers about power outages
  • 7th Fortum decided to build the world's first industrial-scale bio-oil plant in Joensuu, Finland
  • 8th Fortum issued a SEK 2.75 billion bond
  • 8th Fortum Foundation awarded scholarships totalling more than half a million euros
  • 15th Fortum made a contract to supply decontamination material to purify radioactive liquids in Fukushima
  • 30th Fortum completed divestments of small hydro power plants in Finland

Events

  • 16th In Finland, the Ministry of Employment and the Economy published legislative proposals in response to the Christmas storms to improve the reliability of electricity distribution and to decrease the effects of outages
  • 22nd Swedish government published conclusions on how to proceed regarding Third Party Access to district heating networks

April

Fortum's actions

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  • 10th Russia approved three Fortum power plant units as Joint Implementation projects
  • 11th Fortum held its Annual General Meeting
  • 23rd Fortum joined the Bettercoal initiative to promote sustainability in the supply chain of coal
  • 27th Fortum and Finavia introduced 15 recharging stations for electronic devices at the Helsinki-Vantaa airport

Events

  • 26th ENSREG presented its final report on the nuclear stress tests

May

Fortum's actions

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  • 11th Fortum decided to implement sizable refurbishments at the Imatra power plant, after which the plant will be Finland's biggest hydropower plant
  • 16th Fortum Tutor programme received the UEFA Grassroots award

Events

  • 8th EU Commission announced its Communication on State aid modernisation

June

Fortum's actions

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  • 4th Fortum started selling solar electricity from one of the biggest solar parks in the Nordic countries, the Glava Energy Centre in Värmland, Sweden
  • 27th Fortum sold its heating network assets in Surgut, Russia
  • 28th Fortum moved construction of the last two units of its Russian investment programme included in the Capacity Supply Agreement from Tyumen to Chelyabinsk

Events

  • 6th EU Commission published a RES Communication, especially tackling the issue of integrating renewable energy into the internal energy market
  • 13th Political agreement was reached on the content of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED)
  • 18th Council of European Union conclusions on the Energy 2050 Roadmap published

July

Fortum's actions

  • 10th Fortum agreed to supply nitrogen oxides reduction technology to the Narva power plants in Estonia

 

 

 

 

Events

  • 1st EU presidency of Cyprus began
  • 25th EU Commission announced it wants to clarify the provisions of the EU ETS Directive on the timing of auctions of emission allowances

August

Fortum's actions

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  • 14th Fortum launched a solar panel package for consumers
  • 29th Fortum's Annual Report was ranked number one in e.com's international evaluation
  • 30th Fortum issued a one billion euro eurobond

Events

  • 28th EU and Australia announced plans to link their emissions trading schemes by July 2018

September

Fortum's actions

  • 3rd Fortum and Sitra decided on further funding for AWE Energy's wave energy project in Portugal
  • 12th Fortum commercially launched Fortum Fiksu, a new electricity product
  • 14th Fortum was listed again on Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) and on global Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index
  • 21st Fortum sold its minority share in Swedish Dala Kraft

Events

  • 20th Swedish Parliament passed legislation lowering the corporate income tax rate from 26.3% to 22%

October

Fortum's actions

  • 16th Fortum was ranked in shared 1st place in Nordic Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index
  • 19th Helena Aatinen was appointed Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications and member of the Fortum Management Team
  • 19th Fortum launched an efficiency programme to maintain and strenghten the strategic flexibility and competitiveness as well as to improve the company's cash flow by more than EUR 1 billion

Events

  • 4th EU Commission published its Communication on the nuclear stress tests

November

Fortum's actions

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  • 2nd The cornerstone was laid at Fortum's new bio-oil plant in Joensuu, Finland
  • 2nd Fortum decided to modernise turbines at the Loviisa nuclear power plant – output to increase by 24 MW
  • 6th Fortum received the first Kyoto Protocol's Joint Implementation emission reduction units (ERU) from Russia
  • 8th Fortum's Sustainability Report 2011 was selected as the winner in the Corporate Responsibility Reporting competition in Finland

Events

  • 14th EU Commission published a Blueprint to Safeguard Europe’s Water Resources, giving guidance for the implementation of the Water Framework Directive (WFD) in the member countries
  • 14th EU Commission published its proposal for a reform of the EU ETS, the proposal for back-loading of allowances, and a Carbon Market Report
  • 15th EU Commission published its Communication on the development of the Internal Energy Market

December

Fortum's actions

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  • 20th Fortum decided to invest EUR 500 million in a new biofuelled CHP plant in Stockholm, Sweden

Events

  • 3rd Council of European Union conclusions on the Commission RES Communication published
  • 26th Nov - 8th Dec The international climate change conference organised in Doha ended with modest results. The Kyoto Protocol continues during 2013-2020 with an aim to finalise the global agreement by 2015