Åskälen wind farm

Quick facts

Status: In operation since 2020
Number of turbines: 80
Turbine model: Vestas V136 3.6 MW
Hub height: 112 m
Tip height: 180 m
Installed capacity: 288 MW
Location: Ten kilometers west of Hammerdal, fifty km north of Östersund in Östersund and Strömsund municipality, Jämtland county. Adjacent to Munkflohögen wind farm.
Owner: Vasa Vind

About the wind farm

Åskälen wind farm consists of 80 turbines and is located on a couple of vast forested hills south west of Hammerdal. Vasa Vind acquired the permitted wind farm in 2014 and have since been responsible for optimisation, engineering, financing and construction of the wind farm. Construction was completed in the spring of 2020. The wind farm connects to the main grid through a centrally located transformer station via Jämtkraft's 220 kV overhead power line to Svenska Kraftnäts' main grid station in Midskog.

The Munkflohögen wind farm, which is situated immediately west of Åskälen, shares the same site office centrally placed within Åskälen wind farm. The site office was built by a local company using wood from the wind farm areas. The office enables a very good working environment for the site managers and Vestas wind farm technicians. 

The two projects have been built by the same organization and same main contractors and are now operated and maintained in common. The wind farms are connected via a new road that facilitates and shortens transports within the wind farms.

Visiting the wind farm

Within the wind farm area, you are allowed to walk, go skiing, go snowmobiling pick berries and mushrooms, etc. During certain weather conditions you need to be careful and observe the warning signs particularly. When the temperature is near or below zero there is risk for falling snow and ice from wind turbines and met masts. For your safety, keep a distance to wind turbines and met masts to avoid the risk for falling ice and snow.

Within the wind farm, there are buried cables and pipes. If you (as a land owner or contractor) shall dig or perform work using machinery within the wind farm area it is important that you contact our site manager well in advance to ensure safety for you and the facility. 

If you encounter strange sounds from a turbine or something else that not appears to be normal we ask you to contact us directly. If you have questions or want to know more about the wind farm, please contact us in Vasa Vind at:

Tel: 0046 644 200 77 (outside office hours you will be connected to our surveillance contractor at Jämtkraft Park Management)
Email: produktion (at) vasavind.se