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Caruna Group 1 January – 30 June 2023: Caruna continued to invest in Finnish energy transition despite inflation and increasing costs in operating environment

Caruna is committed to investing and developing its electricity network to improve security of supply and enhance Finnish energy transition. However, due to cost increase in network construction and interest rates, Caruna had to monitor its investments more closely, which resulted in postponing some unprofitable investment projects.
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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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Construction of Carunas weatherproof electricity network progressed as planned in the first half of the year

The projects to improve the electricity network in Caruna's network areas proceeded despite the extraordinary circumstances brought on by the coronavirus epidemic. The total electricity supply volume on the distribution network between January and June decreased slightly due to a warmer winter and spring than in the previous year. The epidemic mainly affected consumption by businesses.
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