Lahti Energy, an energy company fully owned
by the City of Lahti, has systematically developed its energy production. One
of its key goals is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The company also
develops new energy solutions and services in areas such as decentralised
renewable energy production and electric traffic.
Locally produced biogas for motor
Finland’s largest production and refining
plant for biogas for use in motor vehicles, LABIO Ltd, is situated in Lahti.
This plant refines biogas from locally collected biowaste material.
The amount of biogas produced by LABIO
annually is enough to provide fuel for 4,500 cars or 140 city buses. The biogas
is fed into Gasum’s gas network for distribution to customers.
Counselling and tools for citizens to
The City of Lahti and its partners have
developed an electronic tool enabling citizens to compare the applications and
costs of renewable energy forms suitable for their property. The tool also
provides the contact information of companies providing renewable energy solutions
The City of Lahti cooperates with its
neighbouring municipalities and energy companies in order to provide
low-threshold services in the field of energy counselling. An energy advisor
provides guidance in reducing energy consumption at home. Citizens can meet the
energy advisor in local public events or invite the advisor to, for example, a
resident association's meeting to give energy counselling.
Saara Vauramo, Environmental Director, tel.
+358 44 716 1585, email@example.com
Anne Tuovinen, Communications Manager,
Lahti Energy Ltd, tel. +358 44 721 5846
Lahti Energy https://www.lahtienergia.fi/
The Energiavalinta (Energy selection)
Finland’s energy and climate strategy: http://tem.fi/strategia2016