Transition to a Resource Efficient and Climate Neutral Electricity System

Project: Academy of Finland project

Project Details


This consortium will help to resolve policy problems involved in a transition to a resource efficient, climate neutral electricity system. The initial phase of such a transition is currently underway in Finland. We welcome this initial vision. However, we suggest that Finland lacks a full comprehension of what resource efficiency entails in the context of this transition, what complex policy problems such a society-wide energy transition will involve and generate, and how to respond to them. To overcome the problems, we examine energy policy actors, their interests and cognitive frames, trends and structures influencing Finland's electricity system, different renewable energy solutions and prospects of optimising the electricity system to realise the actors' interests. We outline requirements for Finnish energy policy actors to implement the transition and a roadmap for the public sector to support the process.
Effective start/end date1/05/1530/04/21

Research Output

  • 3 Article
  • 1 Conference article in proceedings

Effects of turbine technology and land use on wind power resource potential

Rinne, E., Holttinen, H., Kiviluoma, J. & Rissanen, S., 14 May 2018, In : Nature Energy. 3, 6, p. 494-500 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
  • 22 Citations (Scopus)
    169 Downloads (Pure)

    Long-term impact of variable generation and demand side flexibility on thermal power generation

    Helistö, N., Kiviluoma, J. & Holttinen, H., 30 Apr 2018, In : IET Renewable Power Generation. 12, 6, p. 718-726 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

    Open Access
  • 13 Citations (Scopus)

    Microgrid as a Cost-Effective Alternative to Rural Network Underground Cabling for Adequate Reliability

    Uski, S., Rinne, E. & Sarsama, J., 30 Jul 2018, In : Energies. 11, 8, 16 p., 1978.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

    Open Access
  • 6 Citations (Scopus)