District heating is a socially responsible service
The roots of district heating are based on concepts of the sharing economy. With urbanization, the aim was to secure a level and reliable heat supply for residents. The production and distribution of heat started to focus on an efficient system to serve the whole community. Thus the development of district heat as the most popular heating service in Finland began.
Today, district heating companies supply 2.8 million Finnish homes with heating and at the same time offer a competitive and a reliable energy infrastructure to industry.
District heat production is environmentally friendly and makes the most of the circular economy
From the initial stages of development, district heat has utilized the possibilities of the circular economy, including various waste heat sources as well as combined heat and power production.
The use of renewable energy sources is constantly increasing and district heating companies make significant annual investments in carbon neutral heat production, energy efficiency improvements and emissions reduction.
District heating has a significant impact on the viability of the regions
The effect the companies have on direct and indirect employment is significant for the regions. In Finland’s 15 provinces, the share of domestic energy used in district heating is more than 95%, most of which is produced nearby.
Competitive heating energy, reliable infrastructure and attentive district heat companies add to the attraction and retention of regions.
District heating operators are also responsible for strengthening Finland’s competitiveness. Technological solutions for district heating developed in Finland are highly valued around the world. Our expertise has been exported abroad for decades.
District heat is the enabler for an energy revolution
The energy sector is in the forefront of a positive revolution. Climate change mitigation, emerging technologies, digitalization and the increasing awareness of customers are challenging the industry to develop. District heating operators have taken up the challenge.