Government bill would remove obstacles to wind power construction resulting from surveillance radars in the Bothnia Bay

The obstacles to wind power construction arising from possible disturbances in the operation of surveillance radars can be eliminated in specifically defined areas by developing the surveillance systems of the Finnish Defence Forces, for example through an additional radar.

This would ensure the functioning of territorial surveillance, while promoting rapid construction of wind power in areas with especially favourable wind conditions and numerous pending projects. To this end, the Government submitted a government bill on compensation areas for wind power to Parliament on 23 May 2013.

The bill includes a proposal on the first wind power development area, namely the wind power area of the Bay of Bothnia encompassing 2,425 square kilometres in the municipalities of Hailuoto, Lumijoki, Raahe, Siikajoki and Pyh