Achieving Finland's set goal of carbon neutrality by 2035 requires emission reductions across all sectors, as well as a significant increase in renewable energy production capacity. The role of regions and cities in accelerating and coordinating the energy transition is significant in order to secure favorable conditions for investments and good technical prerequisites in the areas. Due to geographical and geopolitical reasons, there is a risk of disparities in the allocation of energy investments in Finland's regions.

Based on the regional examination conducted in the project, available resources can be better understood and their efficient utilization promoted. Developing energy infrastructure is crucial in realizing the potential, which in turn requires linking investments across regional borders all the way to national development plans. The project provides guidelines for the development of the region's energy sector and identifies potential partnerships and funding opportunities to promote investments in the hydrogen economy.



The project involves mapping the potential of wind and solar power in the area based on geospatial data, both currently and in the future. Similarly, the current situation of energy networks will be examined, and the most promising directions for development and investment needs will be assessed. Additionally, the study will identify the key industrial players linked to the hydrogen economy in the area and evaluate their future prospects. Furthermore, the project will address the availability and use of by-products of the hydrogen economy (such as heat) and possible required material and energy storage facilities. Regarding the most significant investments, the economic and employment impacts on the region will also be evaluated.

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