Wind power in Finland – Opportunities and sustainability

In this seminar we look into the future of wind and renewable energy in Finland. The topics include Finland’s role in the Eu Commission’s wind plan, the role of affordable energy in sustainable electrification as well as new approaches to financing, digitalization and profit sharing models in wind’s expansion.

Music Hall (Vaasa City Hall)
Tuesday 22 March
11:00 - 12:30

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11:00-11:05 Opening words by the Moderator

Anni Mikkonen
CEO | Finnish Wind Power Association
The CEO of Finnish Wind Power Association Anni Mikkonen has a 13 years of experience of wind power industry in Finland. By advocating for the industry, she has made way for wind power to grow and become a major form of energy production in Finland.

11:05-11:25 The brave new EU energy policy and what it means for wind in Finland

Giles Dickson
CEO | WindEurope
Giles Dickson is the Chief Executive Officer of WindEurope, a position he’s held since 2015. WindEurope is the voice of the European wind industry. It represents the whole value chain of onshore and offshore wind across Europe and has more than 400 members. It engages Governments and other stakeholders on policy and regulation. It organises industry exhibitions, conferences and workshops. And it coordinates publicly-funded R&D in wind. Dickson is also Chairman of the independent Advisory Council of ENTSO-E, the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity. From 1992 to 2008 he was a civil servant in the UK Government, working mostly on European affairs. From 2008 to 2015 he worked for the French engineering company Alstom where he was Vice-President for Global Public Affairs.

11:25-11:45 Taking Finland to the next level of sustainable electrification - the role of affordable electricity

Samuli Puroila
Specialist, Climate and nature solutions | Sitra
Samuli Puroila is a Specialist in the Climate Solutions team. In his work, Samuli focuses on the functionality of the economic steering methods of climate policy and, together with the team, tries to determine how Finland could meet the emissions targets set by the Paris Agreement while ensuring the success of our national economy. Samuli has previously worked with topics such as the economic steering methods of climate and environmental policy, electricity markets and the transformation of transport. He has work experience in both the private and the public sectors as well as from the world of academic research. He holds a master’s degree in environmental economics.

11:45-12:05 Experiences from financing wind energy development in different European markets

Jaani Pietikäinen
Head of EIB Group Office for Finland | European Investment Bank
Jaani Pietikäinen holds a Master of Science degree in economics (Aalto University School of Business, Finland) and is a graduate (MBA) of INSEAD, Fontainebleau. He joined the European Investment Bank in 2003, after having worked for 10 years first at Nordea Bank in Helsinki and Moscow, and then at The Bank of New York Mellon in Moscow and London. At the EIB he was responsible for lending operations in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania from 2003 to 2010. In 2011 he joined the EIB’s Eastern Neighbours and Central Asia Department and in 2012 was nominated Deputy Head of Division responsible for lending operations in the Russian Federation and Southern Caucasus. From September 2015 to November 2020, he worked as Head of Office to EIB Vice-Presidents Jan Vapaavuori, Alexander Stubb and Thomas Östros. He was then nominated Head of Division, Governing Bodies Secretariat Division in December 2020. Jaani Pietikäinen moved to Finland in August 2021 to head the EIB Group Office for Finland. As Head of the Office, he is responsible for institutional relations with Finnish counterparts and supervises the operations of the Helsinki Office.

12:05-12:30 Questions and discussion

The program och the past EnergyWeek on 21-25. March 2022

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Tuesday 22 March
Wind & Renewable Energy
Music Hall
Opening of EnergyWeek

(09:15 - 10:30 )

Wind power in Finland – Opportunities and sustainability

(11:00 - 12:30 )

Wind power in Finland – Opportunities and threats

(13:30 - 15:00 )

Art Hall
Circular Economy

(10:40 - 12:10 )

Team Finland: Financing Growth

(12:30 - 15:00 )

The Research Exhibition of Energy

(16:00 - 18:00 )

Meeting Hall
Wind & Renewable Energy – Exhibitor’s Briefings

(10:00 - 16:00 )

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Wednesday 23 March
Smart Energy
Festival Hall
Wednesday’s Matchmaking & Business Lounge

(09:00 - 17:00 )

Music Hall
Smart City Solutions From Finland

(10:00 - 12:00 )

Energy Transformation

(13:00 - 14:30 )

Art Hall
FAIR, electric aviation

(09:00 - 11:00 )

A big deal for decarbonization

(12:00 - 14:00 )

EnergySpin Forum & Innovation Awards

(15:00 - 18:00 )

Mirror Hall
Exhibitor Seminar 1

(10:00 - 11:30 )

Exhibitor Seminar 2

(12:30 - 14:00 )

Exhibitor Seminar 3

(14:30 - 15:30 )

Meeting Hall
Smart Energy – Exhibitor’s Briefings

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Thursday 24 March
Gas Energy
Music Hall
Gas Exchange 1: Decarbonized Future of Hard to Abate Business Sectors

(10:00 - 11:15 )

Gas Exchange 2: Biogas as a Part of Circular Economy – Towards Low Carbon Society

(12:00 - 13:15 )

Gas Exchange 3: Energy Transition in the Nordics

(14:00 - 15:15 )

Art Hall
Powered by Space – Space technologies and energy transformation

(09:15 - 11:30 )

Discussion Forum: State of the EU and the ‘Fit for 55’ goals

(13:00 - 14:30 )

After Work with the Belgian Delegation

(15:30 - 17:00 )

Mirror Hall
Vaasa Gas Exchange exhibition area

(09:00 - 16:00 )

Meeting Hall
Thursday’s Matchmaking & Business Lounge

(09:00 - 17:00 )