We want to join forces with all Helsinki residents, customers and partners to create the world’s best city energy.
WE ENCOURAGE ENERGY SAVING
We help our customers to save energy. We published the Enne service that offers useful tips on energy consumption and instructions for improving the efficiency of energy use. With these tips, it is easy for anyone to reduce their energy use and carbon footprint.
In autumn 2016, we encouraged our customers to cut the consumption peaks in heating. The objective of the Heat Pledge campaign is to engage people in the fight against climate change and to test their willingness for demand response.
Our energy advisory services focus especially on young people. During 2016, we communicated about energy and its sensible use to about 6,800 people at our Energy Gallery and in power plants and schools. In 2015, our audience totalled 7,700.
A VISIBLE PART OF HELSINKI
Our power plants and energy distribution network are a visible, and sometimes also invisible, part of Helsinki.
Thousands of power distribution cabinets are an important part of the electricity distribution network. Aesthetic improvemet of distribution cabinets livens up the streetscape and reduces graffiti vandalism. Year 2016 was a record year in the aesthetic improvement of distribution cabinets. We implemented a total of eleven painting projects with various interest groups, and over 80 cabinets were landscaped.
In the modernisation of the Munkkisaari heating plant, which was completed in 2016, the plant’s appearance was also enhanced. Matti Mikkilä’s creation entitled Urban Energy, constructed with perforated steel plates, will be situated by the side of the heating plant. The project is one of the winning entries of the competition for ideas, organised by the Finnish Energy Industries and the HUMAK University of Applied Sciences.
OPEN MARKETING COOPERATION
We believe that companies and organisations can do a lot of good together. In 2016, we updated our marketing cooperation practice. In future, we will focus especially on supporting an active and responsible urban culture through open cooperation application.
In 2016, we provided support for twenty events with the World’s Best City Energy grant with a total worth of EUR 30,000. The application process was public and took place through Helen’s website.
LEARNING ABOUT THE ENERGY SECTOR IN THE ENTERPRISE SOCIETY
We take part in the Enterprise Society, which is part of the youth programme of the Economic Information Office, for the fifth year running. Enterprise Society is an educational programme targeted to 6th graders where the pupils practise working, spending money and acting as consumers. Every pupil has their own profession which they manage all day.
In the Helen work area, the children learn about the role of an energy enterprise in society and about energy saving. We also offer participants an opportunity to attend an energy lesson held at the school.