What makes a measure energy genius?
Effective and productive
An effective energy efficiency measure is tangible and significant for the actor. The measure may also have wider regional and societal significance. A productive measure has been successfully executed and offers diverse benefits.
Imaginative and inspiring
Imaginative energy efficiency measures stand out. The most inspiring measures emanate the desire to improve operations and to create and try new ways of doing things. Courageous and fresh implementations are often a sign of ingenuity.
Sign up or nominate
Sign up your own organisation or tip us off of an organisation, which you think has promoted energy efficiency exceptionally well. The competition is open to those companies and municipal actors who have joined the Energy Efficiency Agreement. A system/service provider can nominate, for example, their client company or municipality for the competition, if the organisation has joined the Energy Efficiency Agreement. You can also participate in the competition with several parties’ joint energy efficiency measure.
You can participate in the competition with an energy efficiency deed, which is
- a concrete measure to enhance energy use
- a campaign
- a communications deed,
- a procedure or
- any exemplary way to promote energy efficiency.
Registration is carried out using an online form. Before signing up, it is a good idea to study the competition rules and to ensure that the organisation has joined the Energy Efficiency Agreement for 2017-2025.
Fill in and send the registration form online by 12 October 2020.
The guidelines will provide answers to the following questions:
Who is eligible for the competition? What kinds of energy efficiency measures are eligible? How do you register for the competition? Is the information you provide public? What are the selection criteria for winning?
The winners of the 2020 Energy Genius competition are selected by a jury, whose members include highly respected experts in the field.
Tiina Sekki, Energy Authority
Pia Kotro, The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment
Janne Hietaniemi, Solved
Esa Vakkilainen, LUT University
Elisabeth Anetjärvi, WWF
Ulla Suomi, Motiva
2019 Energy Genius Measures of the year
- the new energy recycling system for grocery stores implemented by Kesko and Granlund Oy,
- the Future Energy Skills and Gamification concept developed by schools in Lapua,
- the energy solution for an outdoor swimming pool implemented by the City of Tampere and Tampereen Sähkölaitos,
- the utilisation of flash steam in a plant owned by Fermion, a member of the Orion Group,
- the idling walks and monitoring implemented by the family business, MSK Plast.
Energy circulates in a store
The awarded energy genius solution improves the energy efficiency of the refrigerating systems in grocery stores. The new system combines the refrigerating system, heat pump and the recovery systems for energy recycling. It utilises condensation heat, a by-product of cooling, seamlessly for heating the property.
Idling walks help spot energy waste
The tours of the facilities at MSK Plast, which produces plastic parts, carried out during quiet hours revealed numerous objects which were consuming energy unnecessarily. Fixing those will bring significant savings.
Recovering flash steam
The Orion Group’s subsidiary Fermion heats its Oulu plant with the waste heat from the flash steam of industrial water. The energy saved through this method equals the energy consumed by approximately 25 detached houses and reduces the CO2 emissions by an estimated 42,700 kg per year.
Ingenious energy solution for Kaleva outdoor swimming pool
The Kaleva outdoor swimming pools in Tampere are heated with the waste heat from the district cooling network. The cooled down water in the pools is, in turn, used to cool the local district cooling network.
Energy experiences for school children
At Lapua schools, concrete examples and participation instil energy skills as part of the learning journey. Games, visits and gamification create powerful experiences for pupils and help accumulate important future energy skills.
Communication Manager Minna Mattsson
minna.mattsson [at] motiva.fi
Communications Designer Auli Elolahti
auli.elolahti [at] motiva.fi