Industrialization in Sweden gained momentum at the beginning of the 1900 century thanks to hydro power. By taming the rivers and harnessing its power, factories could work.
Electricity was an expensive novelty and only large factories could afford to invest in hydropower. 1909 started the state-owned electricity company Vattenfall and its largest customers were all in the railway, forestry and industrial industries.
At the end of the 1900 century, the electricity market was deregulated and free competition was created. To promote the production of renewable electricity, the government introduced electrical certificate 2003.
A couple of years later, many large basic industries joined forces and founded BasEl. The company should take advantage of the owners' interests when it comes to competitive electricity supply.
2006 started ten of the companies in the BasEl wind power company VindIn. The aim of VindIn is to develop project - seek permission - build and operate wind turbines.
All to ensure low-cost electricity production. Electricity is an important raw material and natural part of VindIn's owner company.
2009 opens the wind farm Skutskär outside Gävle.
2010 is based on the wholly owned subsidiary VindIn Elnät. The company strengthens VindIn's position as an electricity producer because it enables total solutions.
2012 inaugurates VindIns wind power park Trattberget outside Örnsköldsvik. Produced electricity reaches the grid through VindIn Elnät's 18 km high-voltage 220 kV line.
2012 is registered with the company VindIn Ab / Oy in Finland.
2013 is registered the company Svalskulla Ab / Oy in Finland.
2014 inaugurates the Svalskulla wind farm.
2017 Fortum acquires VindIns 6 wind power company in Ostrobothnia, Finland.