Freitag, 10. Januar 2014

We are starting full of energy into the year 2014!

... and the next event doesn´t take long to come: On 5 february PLEEC city partner Jyväskylä is hosting its local kick-off meeting. The event takes place at Aalto hall in Väinönkatu 7, 40100 Jyväskylä, and is organized in conjunction with the Central Finland Energy Day 2014. 
You can find more information about the event on the project website

And hereby, we will use this opportunity to present PLEEC city partner Jväskylä more in detail. 
Read and enjoy...

The City of Jyväskylä is located in the lake district of Central Finland. With the population of 136.000 City of Jyväskylä is the seventh largest city in Finland. Jyväskylä is known as a city of education: the city has 47 000 students during the academic year and every fourth passer-by is a school goer or a student in Jyväskylä.

Jyväskylä is also one of Finland's centers of growth. Special expertise can be found in the fields of paper machinery as well as in energy, environmental, information and wellness technology and nanotechnology.

 Several important actors having world-class expertise in promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy are located in Jyväskylä. These include VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, JAMK University of Applied Sciences, leading energy efficiency service company Energiakolmio, as well as leading smart grid companies Landis+Gyr and Aidon. Also the city utility company Jyväskylän Energia is a forerunner in energy efficiency and renewable energy: its production is based on energy efficient combined heat and power (CHP) and 90 % of its fuels are local (wood, biogas, peat) and 50 % renewable (wood, biogas). In addition, the electricity grid of Jyväskylän Energia is being developed towards smart grid; the first major step was installing smart meters to all their grid customers.

As part of the above mentioned expertise, also the Central Finland Energy Agency is located in Jyväskylä. The agency’s mission is to develop awareness, policies and uptake of renewable energy and energy efficiency in the region’s municipalities and cities. This includes work such as offering energy advice to citizens, consulting municipalities and analyzing the region’s progress by making municipal and regional energy balances.

Yes, it is obvious... Jyväyskylä is significantly contributing to create an energy efficient future for smart cities!


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