TOWARDS AN OPTIMISED ENERGY FUTURE

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Markus Hassinen

Director, Energy Division

In the energy market, mitigating climate change means using new technology and best practices to improve efficiency while transitioning towards renewable energy.

Energy market is in transition

Environmental concerns about fossil fuels combined with increasing regulation and developing technology mean the energy market is changing.

This change is being enabled by reductions in renewable energy costs combined with digitalisation, machine learning advances and regulation. Tighter regulations are also introducing new compliance needs to reduce emissions and improve efficiency, including phasing out fossil fuels in the long run.

At the same time, there is a growing awareness in society about the importance of sustainable thinking, which has led to a change in consumer behaviour and investment decisions.

Technology & Efficiency

Better access to renewables
Increased use of data
and analytics
Machine learning and AI

Legislation & Compliance

Towards a zero-emission society
Compliance requirements and
phasing out of fossil fuels
Support for renewables

Sustainability

Sustainability is a given
Concern about
environmental impact
Purpose-driven society

Heikki Heiskanen

Director, Biofuels and development

There is a trend towards renewable energy sources. The share of oil, coal and peat will significantly reduce and we need to find alternatives in renewable energy sources.

The role of renewables and electricity generated heat is increasing

The energy consumption mix is shifting towards more renewable energy sources.

In general the trend is shifting towards renewable energy sources.

The share of oil, coal and peat will significantly reduce and we need to find alternatives in renewables. These will include more increasingly biomass, wind, solar.

The question is – what does the transformation require?

Teemu Klingberg

Director, Energy solution and service sales

At Vapo, we believe the future is all about better energy and material efficiency.

The future energy market will be a circular economy that brings all players together.

In the future, energy production and energy use will be smarter with a move towards zero emissions. In practice this means better energy and material efficiency combined with an increasingly significant role for technology and renewables – and it requires action from all players: industries, companies, municipalities and households.

Energy production and consumption are interlinked and all energy and material flows are optimised to minimise emissions and reduce waste. What brings all together is better access to information, that enables a basis for more sound decisions.

Dan Björn

Director, Energy producers

Creating new services and business models for energy producers and consumers requires also new ways of working and unique competences.

Key components of a successful transformation

Creating new services and business models requires new ways of working and unique competences. Implementing new operating models, including utilisation of technologies and digitalisation, also requires planning – and the right expertise. An optimal energy future requires planning of logical steps in the transformation. We help you plan the path that supports your business towards an optimal energy future.

Ensuring regulatory compliance with increasing complexity

Ensuring security of supply and availability of capacity

Maximising energy and material efficiency, e.g. by minimising waste and utilising secondary energy

Efficient use of renewables (wind, solar, biofuel and storage)

Ensuring flexibility of energy production and use

Analytics to support automation of operations

Jouko Latvakangas

Director, Energy Users

Automation and digitalisation make it possible to continuously improve operational performance at factories, power plants and utilities.

Competitive advantage can be enhanced by unleashing the power of automation

Automation is a huge opportunity for the energy sector. Implementing advances in technology can lead to new business and better profitability. Centralising operations and using advanced expertise that is no longer tied to location may bring scaling advantages. Operational performance at factories, power plants and utilities can be continuously improved through automation and digitalisation.

Step 1

Ensure access to operating data and understand current operating profile and conditions

Step 2

Use benchmark data to analyse potential improvements

Step 3

Give recommendations and support to optimise operations

Step 4

Achieve jointly agreed targets with KPIs for energy and production efficiency

44% of energy sector work can be automated

Source: McKinsey Global Institute : A future that works, automation employment and productivity

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Kinnusen Mylly

Hanna Viita

Director, Marketing

A practical example of the use of technology is Vapo operations service which lets the customers focus on their key areas.

Vapo operations service

boosting cost efficiency and energy production

The 24/7 service is implemented for each customer according to an operating model developed by Vapo. It provides:

  • fast problem solving
  • optimal resourcing
  • energy and fuel efficiency.
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Markus Hassinen

Director, Energy Division

We are providing more value adding services and widening our offering portfolio to work together with our customers through the energy transformation.

Building the bridge towards an optimised energy future

Vapo Energy division has a strong set of core capabilities which it can further leverage to provide increased value. Our strategy is based on integrating our current capabilities with market opportunities. The strategy positions us (from peat, biofuels and infrastructure business) towards a provider of advanced industrial and municipal infrastructure solutions, and renewables (including biofuels and peat as a transition fuel). This means we are providing more value adding services and widening our offering portfolio to better serve the needs of our customers and work together with them through the energy transformation.

  • Biofuels
  • Infrastructure
  • Peat

The world’s leading expert in the value chain of local energy

  • Advanced industrial and municipal infrastructure solutions, and renewables (e.g. Biofuels)
  • Peat

Our customers’ preferred partner for energy transformation

Jouko Latvakangas

Director, Energy Users

We want to ensure the total energy value chain is planned to support your business and ensure responsibility towards the society.

The benefits of working with Vapo

Vapo has the right personnel and capabilities to help you take advantage of the changing energy market.  We are your energy transition partner throughout the energy value chain.

Overall, we want to ensure the total energy value chain is planned to support your business and ensure responsibility towards the society.

Optimised
operations

  • Security of supply
  • Operations reliability
  • Economies of scale, e.g. through partnering in IoT, compliance, environmental issues, expertise

Sustainable
business

  • Innovation
  • Focus on core business
  • Supporting business objectives

Sustainable
everyday life

  • Reduced emissions
  • A positive impact on society
  • Easy to deal with

Cases

Kinnusen Mylly
Fazer
Atria
Valio
Vatajankosken Sähkö

We’ll be generating up to six million kilos of oat hulls as a byproduct each year. When we made the decision to build the oat mill we already knew that we’d like to use the hulls to produce sustainable energy.

Toni Kuure

Production director, Kinnusen Mylly

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Energy will be produced with low-emission natural gas and, in the future, biogas. We’re taking care of plant design, production automation, construction and energy production so that the customer can focus on their core business.

Tapio Pötry

Sales manager, Vapo

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Energy is vital to our processes so excellent security of supply is non-negotiable.

Tapani Potka

Director, Atria

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Vapo is willing and able to think on behalf of the customer. It ensures and gives faith in a positive future.

Peter Fabritius

Energy manager, Valio

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Operations of our heat and steam production including remote services mean more predictability while enabling more efficient use of our own personnel for facility maintenance – we can also reduce operating costs.

Lauri Hölttä

Production Manager

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Hanna Viita

Director, Marketing

How can we help you make the transition to
 a more energy efficient and profitable future?