Toi A oli ihan oma maailmansa, hyvässä ja pahassa

Hanasaari A -voimalaitoksen vaiheet ja sen työntekijät 1957-2007


  • Maija Kärki


The life of ’Hanasaari A’ power plant and its employees in 1957–2007

The Hanasaari A power plant in Helsinki was built at the end of the 1950s. Since then the plant was in intensive use, till the beginning of 21st century, when it was turned into a standby plant and a “culture factory”. The article describes the work at the power plant at different times, and also brings forward those fundamental changes the plant has gone through during its lifetime. The article is based on a documentation project started by Helsinki Energy after the Helsinki City Council had affirmed the resolution to dismantle the power plant in December 2006. Around 50 present and former employees were interviewed as wells as some representatives of Helsingin Sanomat newspaper, City Planning Department, and the City Council.
The article uses micro-historical approach where the perspective derives from individual experiences and life stories.




Kärki, M. (2008). Toi A oli ihan oma maailmansa, hyvässä ja pahassa: Hanasaari A -voimalaitoksen vaiheet ja sen työntekijät 1957-2007. Tekniikan Waiheita, 26(1), 5–23. Noudettu osoitteesta