City of Oulu – A pioneer in energy efficiency and sustainability

“With EnerKey, the reporting of energy consumption takes only a fraction of the time it used to take when we did everything ourselves in Excel.”

The City of Oulu is committed to numerous agreements to protect the climate. With the goal of the European Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy, Oulu has promised to reduce emissions by 40 % by 2030 from the 1990 level. The City of Oulu’s energy and sustainability targets are based on the Energy Efficiency Agreement for Municipal Sector 2017-2025 and the Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan (SECAP).

The challenge for Oulu, as it certainly is for all municipalities and cities, is money. In addition to this, the City of Oulu has been doing both energy efficiency and climate work for a long time, so easy-to-obtain savings measures have already been taken.

– Our goal is to maintain the achieved level of energy consumption, for which EnerKey is a very important and functional tool for us. Because EnerKey lists the largest consumers, we can make comparisons and, if necessary, delve into the consumption profile of a property with a high specific consumption. In this way, through EnerKey, we can select the properties for which we then plan and implement energy projects, says Johanna Mäkelä, an Energy Expert at the City of Oulu.

– With EnerKey, the reporting of energy consumption takes only a fraction of the time it used to take when we did everything ourselves in Excel. We are talking about of almost two weeks of working time for the annual reporting of Energy Efficiency Agreement for Municipal Sector alone. With the energy management tools, I can see at a glance all the measures taken and planned and where we are going in terms of savings targets. This makes it very easy to monitor energy consumption on a quarterly and annual basis, Mäkelä sums up.

– With the help of automatic consumption alerts, we have been able to spot water leaks on several sites and notice possible vandalism when showers or taps have been left open by evening users. With EnerKey, we can easily show the energy savings achieved since the energy efficiency measures.

– Other actors, such as stakeholders and the press, are interested in the consumption data of the City of Oulu’s properties too. Using EnerKey, I can easily collect the requested energy consumption summaries, and we have finally been able to give up the Excel documents that we used to create from a scratch, Mäkelä continues.

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