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.
Jyrki Tammivuori appointed CEO of Caruna as of 13 May 2022
Caruna’s Board of Directors has appointed Jyrki Tammivuori, M.Sc (Econ) CEO of Caruna as of 13 May, 2022. Tammivuori has been working for Caruna since 2015, first as CFO. Since 2018 Tammivuori has held the position of CFO and deputy CEO at Caruna. Tammivuori was appointed Acting CEO of Caruna in March 2022.
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.
Marika Tuominen started as Head of Caruna's Customer experience and online services
Master of Business Marika Tuominen started as Head of Caruna's Customer experience and online services on 3 January 2022.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Caruna ready to net small-scale production
The new amendment to the Government Decree allows hourly netting of small-scale production and consumption. This means that Caruna will automatically compensate for production that is not used in a one-hour period in the small-scale producer's distribution invoice.
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.