The Government of Åland implements a society scale monitoring system for the green energy transition

Together with Finnish project development company Flexens, EnerKey has implemented a novel pilot project for the Government of Åland to analyse and store energy data on a society level. The goal is to provide a user-friendly, transparent, and automated way to follow the green transition on Åland in real-time.

As part of the ongoing Smart Energy Åland demonstration, the Government of Åland (ÅLR) appointed Flexens to implement a tool to better visualise the energy mix and its development over time. The project is part of the Government of Åland’s energy and climate strategy, with ambitious energy and CO2-targets for 2030.

“Correct political decision making requires data that is adequate, available and up to date. The reason behind the project is that so far it has been difficult to find an overview of the ongoing energy transition. Collecting and analysing energy data from different stakeholders has been a time consuming and manual process. As a result, it has been difficult to both access and update the data. Therefore we are looking forward to receive a highly automized tool to solve this problem and to improve our decision making process“, says Johnny Lindström, Head of Energy at Ålands Landskapsregering

The new system will both save time for collecting the data and create a basis for well-organised energy management by combining the actual consumption and production data with planned energy investments.

“We wanted the Government of Åland to have a tool to follow the progress of their climate and energy strategy. With the energy portal, manual data collection processes will be avoided, and the transparency of the green energy transition will be increased when different users can follow the progress in real-time. The portal also includes an energy management feature for planning and evaluating the energy and climate impact of Åland’s ambitious energy strategy“, tells Tuukka Vainio, Head of Co-innovation at Flexens Ltd

 

The Åland energy portal project is a new way of using the cloud-native Powered by EnerKey SaaS platform, allowing users to follow the energy transition on a society level. The goal of the Smart Energy Åland demo is to roll out validated solutions and new concepts to international markets. Flexens and EnerKey see the potential for implementing the solution in other locations since the clean energy transition is a global trend, and the actions need to be taken in several sectors. Besides, it is important to handle and store all the data from different sources in a secure manner.

“We want to help everyone in the globe to act resource-wisely and reduce their environmental impact so that we can together tackle the climate change. By working together with our partners like Flexens we can achieve less waste, less energy consumption, smaller carbon footprint and less emissions. Enabling transparency and measurable impact is the key to get people onboard to the change. Our pilot together has very interesting potential to be replicated to a global scale”, comments Jaakko Huhta, EnerKey´s Vice President of Sales and Business Development.

 

About Flexens and demo platform Smart Energy Åland

Flexens Oy Ab is a project developer and investor implementing critical technologies needed to enable societies to run 100 % renewable energy sources. Flexens was founded in 2018 to capitalise on the skills and capabilities created in building the world leading RES test bed and demo platform, Smart Energy Åland, capturing the rapidly growing demand for renewable energy systems. Through a public-private-partnership with multi-level actors on Åland, Flexens has founded a clear pathway and developed the essential framework needed to ensure rapid novel RES technology diffusion and implementation.

www.flexens.com

www.smartenergy.ax

 

About EnerKey

EnerKey Sustainability & Energy Management System (SEMS) is the Nordic region’s leading cloud-native SaaS solution for enterprises to manage resource data, energy consumptions and sustainability. It holds ISO 50001 and ISO 14001 certification. The sustainability features include emissions reporting, waste reporting, traffic fuel monitoring and indoor air quality. EnerKey´s built-in intelligence feature, Ines, automatically finds energy and emissions saving potentials from property consumption data.

EnerKey SEMS is used by more than 1,000 of our customers. EnerKey manages resource data generated by more than 100,000 measurement points across 15,000 properties. Powered by EnerKey is a white label platform solution for energy companies and SaaS providers, who want to offer EnerKey´s market-leading tools to their end-customers, branded with their own logo and visual appearance.

www.enerkey.com