Gas Exchange 1: Opening the Finnish Gas Market


The Vaasa Gas Exchange 2020 seminar will highlight fascinating topics of the gas industry from international, national and regional level. The audience will hear the first experiences about opening the Finnish gas market on January 1st, 2020 – one of the most important changes in its history. One topic of the seminar is biogas and the potential in reduction of emissions and mobilising of renewable energies as business and regional wellbeing. The seminar will also discuss the prospects of present status and future possibilities of the power-to-gas technologies.

Seminar will be held in 3 sessions. The topics for the sessions are: (session 1, 10:00-11:15) Opening the Finnish Gas Market, (session 2, 12:00-13:15) Biogas in Finland – Today and in the Future and (session 3, 14:00-15:15) Using New Fuels, Technologies and Applications.

Chamber music hall (Vaasa City Hall)
Thursday 18 March
10:00 - 11:15
Free of Charge

Information regarding the coronavirus


Vaasa Gas Exchange exhibitors

Over 90 exhibitors have registered for 2020

Invitation to the event

The biggest networking event for the gas industry in the Nordics

Opening the Finnish Gas Market


Dr. Karita Luokkanen-Rabetino
Project Manager
VEBIC, University of Vaasa

10.00-10.15 The Finnish Gas Market Successfully Opened – What are the Future Steps?

Arto Rajala
Ministerial Counsellor, Energy Department (Energy Market Division)
Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment in Finland

10.15-10.30 Open Finnish Gas Market – First Months of a Platform to Carbon Neutrality

Olli Sipilä
Gasgrid Finland Oy

10.30-10.45 Experience from Finnish Gas Market Opening and Way Forward

Kalev Reiljan
Chairman of the Board
Elenger Oy

10.45-11:00 End-to-End Toolbox for Creating a Biomethane Refueling Station Network

Meelis Kuusberg
Board Member
Nordic Gas Solutions Ltd.

11.00-11:15 Panel Discussion, all speakers from session 1 will participate

For more information

Teemu Närvä

Project Manager, University of Vaasa
tel: +358 400 817 006