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.
Caruna's Annual Report 2021 published
The Caruna Group (Caruna) Annual Report for 2021 has been published at caruna.fi/vuosiraportti2021. The Annual Report contains sections on Corporate Responsibility and Governance and, as separate pdf files, also the ESG indicator section that summarises number data, as well as the financial statements for 2021.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hats off to the municipalities in Caruna's network area for occupational safety
Safety is a team effort at Caruna. We are not satisfied with fulfilling the letter of the law – we want to do more. That is why during the last 18 months, we have provided safety training for almost 700 employees of municipalities and their partners within the 51 municipalities of our network area. Safety
Caruna in 2019: local progress is being made on building a reliable electricity network
Caruna is overhauling the electricity network at a healthy pace. An electricity network built to address future needs will be able to cope with higher electricity consumption and tolerate the stresses caused by climate change without long power cuts.
Weather-proof development ensures our customers daily lives run smoothly
Storm Mauri in 1982 has stayed in my mind: I was outdoors walking with a friend of mine when suddenly huge trees started falling down around us. The situation was frightening and it felt like the wind would take us with it. After Mauri, there have been many other storms, and in my work, I am still vigilant when storms strike. Do customers get help quickly in fault situations and how well are we able to meet customer expectations in a crisis?