The City of Lappeenranta (FI) puts a lot of effort in research and development of data-driven energy efficiency services in its building stock and uses a data platform in energy management. The information related to building automation as well as energy use and operating conditions is collected into one platform, which enables better monitoring and management of energy efficiency in buildings. This, further, leads to a better integration of renewable energy resources into the electricity and energy markets, creating more income.
During 2017-2020, the City of Lappeenranta has been able to reduce heat and power consumption in its building stock by 20% (kWh/m3) achieving over 1 MEUR savings in energy costs. One of the innovative projects in Lappeenranta has been a virtual power plant for properties of the City of Lappeenranta, delivered by Siemens. With this innovation, Lappeenranta is one of the first cities in the world utilising the potential of flexible energy consumption on this scale. The service is now in use at eighteen properties.
The virtual power plant service will reduce the city’s environmental impact and increase revenues, sums Development Manager Markku Mäki-Hokkonen from the City of Lappeenranta.
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Development Manager Markku Mäki-Hokkonen,
City of Lappeenranta
tel.+358 40 569 5515
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