Energy Genius of the Year 2021

Has your workplace or business partner committed an act of energy efficiency, which is not just clever but down right genius?

We are not looking only for the biggest and most spectacular measures; in this competition, even smaller deeds can mean great things. Effectiveness, distinctiveness and courage are assets. Nominate your organisation or one that you know for the competition by 25 October 2021.

The Energy Authority, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment and the state’s Sustainable Development Company Motiva award the most laudable acts of energy efficiency with the Energy Genius recognition.



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.


Eligable measures

You can participate in the competition with an energy efficiency deed, which is

  • a concrete measure to enhance energy use
  • a campaign
  • training
  • a communications deed,
  • a procedure or
  • any exemplary way to promote energy efficiency.

Sign up

Competition schedule

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 25 October 2021.

Competition registration

Competition guidelines

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?

Competition guidelines


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
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.


Communication Manager Minna Mattsson
Motiva Oy
minna.mattsson [at]

Communications Designer Auli Elolahti
Motiva Oy
auli.elolahti [at]