Lappeenranta – first town to extensively utilize flexible consumption

Lappeenranta is one of the first towns in the world to make use of the possibilities offered by flexible consumption on this scale. During the first stage, the virtual power plant service will be delivered to nine properties owned by the city of Lappeenranta.

The plan is to add fifty other properties to the service later on. Siemens is responsible for the technical solutions and controlling the consumption of Lappeenranta’s properties that participate in the balancing power market.

“The virtual power plant solution will decrease the town’s environmental impact and increase its profit. For the town, it is great that in addition to renting out facilities, income can also be obtained through offering capacity for flexibility in the electricity market,” says Markku Mäki-Hokkonen, Lappeenranta City Development Manager.

”As far as we know, no other city or town in Finland or elsewhere has started utilizing the possibilities of the electricity market on this scale.”
-Markku Lilja, Siemens Osakeyhtiö