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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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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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In the first week of October, Caruna will analyse the condition of the electricity network at night in various parts of Espoo

In the first week of October, beginning Monday 4 October, you may see Caruna's vans on the move at night in various parts of Espoo. The vans carry a device that monitors Caruna's low-voltage electricity network and indicates any network faults it detects. Similar studies have previously been conducted in the United States, Canada and various parts of Europe. The technology is now being put to the test in Finland for the first time.
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Electricity solutions for specific needs: Cultivation with grow lighting in greenhouses uses a lot of electricity for the needs of growing

In Finland, the growing season is naturally short, but by using grow lighting, Finnish crops can be produced year round. Lighting that provides strength to growth is the biggest electricity user in a greenhouse, and annual usage can easily reach tens of thousands of megawatt hours. Electricity for the Juntti market garden will soon be delivered via their own Caruna primary substation
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Construction of Sinimäki primary substation and related 110 kV underground cable connection begins in Espoo – effects on traffic arrangements

In the next few years, a new substation will be built in Sinimäki to meet the needs of growing electricity consumption and to support Espoo's carbon-neutral strategy. An underground high-voltage cable of six kilometres will also be installed during the project to connect the substations in Leppävaara and Sinimäki.
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Caruna’s Annual Report 2020 published

The Caruna Group (Caruna) Annual Report for 2020 has been published. The Annual Report also includes the Corporate Responsibility and the Corporate Governance sections, and the 2020 Financial Statements as a separate PDF file.
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Caruna in 2020: We made further improvements to our procedures for designing, building and renovating the electricity network for our customers

The electrification of society, the increase of renewable energy production and electric transportation require a strong and smart electricity network to support Finland's carbon neutrality goals by 2035. In 2020, Caruna carried out long-term work to upgrade its electricity network, taking the increasing future need for electricity into consideration.
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Primary substation to be built in Sinimäki, Espoo, to meet growing energy demand and improve reliability of electricity distribution in Espoo

Caruna is building a new primary substation in Sinimäki, Espoo, in response to the increasing energy consumption in Espoo as well as to support Espoo's carbon-neutral strategy and leadership in clean energy solutions. An underground cable will be installed during the project to connect the primary substations in Leppävaara and Sinimäki. The main contractor is Destia Oy. The total value of the Sinimäki project is approximately EUR 30 million of which Destia's share is EUR 15 million.
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