Helen Oy is one of the largest electricity companies in Finland. Founded in 1909, the company generates and sells electricity, district heating and district cooling.
In recent years, digitalisation and data have taken on a key strategic role, as the transition from the old world of coal power plants to a decentralised energy system is increasing the amount of data by many multiples.
In addition to its energy business, Helen is fast becoming a data, software and artificial intelligence company.
- This is a really interesting time to be working for an energy company. Helsinki has been heated by coal for over a hundred years, but this energy is being replaced by generation from thousands of sources. Data science is at the heart of the transition, and it has been one of the main factors enabling coal-fired power plants to be phased out rapidly, says Mikko Muurinen, Helen's Head of Data and AI.