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What happens to decommissioned electricity poles?

The recycling and life cycle of old electricity poles are closely monitored at Caruna, as they contain hazardous impregnations. What happens to the old poles? Who can use the poles? And can they even be used to build a garden bed?
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Caruna in 2022: the energy crisis raised costs and accelerated the ongoing energy transition

Caruna's operating environment deteriorated significantly in 2022 due to the extraordinary changes taken by the regulator in the middle of the regulatory period and a general increase in costs due to the energy crisis triggered by the Ukraine war. The Group's net sales from January to December amounted to EUR 484.6 (499.8) million, and it invested EUR 133.6 (140.1) million. Net sales before financial expenses decreased in comparison with the previous year. Net financial expenses amounted to 121.0, which is approximately 25 per cent of net sales.
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Electricity distribution company Caruna's business largely meets the criteria of EU Taxonomy for sustainable activities

Caruna has carried out an assessment of the sustainability of its operations concerning mitigation of and adaptation to climate change. According to the assessment, 99.7% of Caruna's net sales and 99.1% of investments are in line with the EU taxonomy for sustainable activities. The assessment was carried out in accordance with the technical screening criteria for assessing the electricity transmission and distribution industry. Sustainability consulting company Third Rock assisted in the assessment.
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CEO of Caruna to change

Tomi Yli-Kyyny, CEO of the electricity distribution company Caruna, has announced his resignation to assume a new position outside Caruna. He will continue in his current position until 1 May 2022, ensuring a smooth transfer of duties and responsibilities to his successor.
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Occupational accidents have declined by half in 2017–2021 – electrical accidents have not

Accident statistics collected by electricity distributor Caruna from work sites in its network area have revealed a worrying trend. Although there has been a significant reduction in occupational accidents, electrical accidents are still the most common among electrical professionals, and the number of these accidents has not decreased. Caruna's safety data has now been collected on the seif.fi website, where the causes that led to safety deficiencies, and the conclusions, can be found.
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A new organisation to support Caruna's updated strategy

Caruna's organisation and the composition of its Management Team are changing to align more closely with the company's updated strategy. The new organisation will consist of four units: Network Management and Operations, headed by Elina Lehtomäki; Customer Value and New Ventures, headed by Kosti Rautiainen; Company Services, headed by Jyrki Tammivuori; and People, Public Affairs and Regulation, headed by Noora Neilimo-Kontio. The company's Management Team will consist of CEO Tomi Yli-Kyyny and the four unit heads. Caruna's Change Management Office will be headed by Katriina Kalavainen.
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Caruna joins Save the Children Finland's Food and Support campaign

Electricity distribution company Caruna takes part in Save the Children Finland's campaign aimed at helping impoverished families by distributing, for example, gift vouchers to food shops to families with children. With the gift voucher, the family receives food aid, which is a concrete help to get past the most difficult moment.
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A carbon-neutral future is the common goal of Espoo and Caruna – cooperation agreement signed

The City of Espoo and electricity distribution company Caruna Espoo Oy signed an agreement on strategic cooperation on March 31, 2021. The aim of the cooperation is to support Espoo's growth and carbon-neutrality targets with a strong electricity network that meets future energy needs, enabling clean energy solutions for Espoo residents and companies.
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AMF, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board and KKR become new shareholders in Caruna alongside Elo

Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board (Ontario Teachers’) and KKR have each acquired a 20% holding in Caruna, Finland’s largest electricity distribution company, from First Sentier Investors (FSI). In a separate transaction that also completed today, AMF has acquired Keva’s 12.5% holding in Caruna. Both transactions have received all necessary regulatory approvals.
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