The Mayor of Helsinki, Jan Vapaavuori, writes in World Economic Forum’s blog about the importance of solving the heating challenge in cities to fight global warming.
A team of Aalto University students has won accolades from their instructors for their idea to decarbonise Helsinki’s heating supply. They did so as part of a Thermal Energy Storage course this spring that asked its participants to come up with a solution for the Helsinki Energy Challenge.
Join our live Helsinki Energy Challenge broadcast on 16 June at 18:00 EEST/ 17:00 CEST (UCT +3) to learn more about this exciting opportunity.
The City of Helsinki will hold two live broadcasts in the coming months to answer the questions about the challenge, for example: Why is the competition being organised? What do I need to do to participate? and What are the different steps of the competition process? Energy experts will also provide key facts about Helsinki’s current heating system. Read more »
The coronavirus does not stop Helsinki's climate work. The schedule for the international Helsinki Energy Challenge has been altered due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the competition process remains intact despite the changes in the schedule.
Helsinki wants to offer a platform for new, sustainable and innovative solutions, and, on 27 February, the City opened the international Helsinki Energy Challenge. The competition seeks to find solutions, by means of which the city can be heated in a sustainable way without coal and with as little biomass as possible during the upcoming decades. Read more »
The first clarifying questions to the organizer, sent before 20 March 2020, have now been answered.
In a drastic turn to eliminate coal as the main source of district heating, The City of Helsinki today kicks off the Helsinki Energy Challenge – a global one million euro competition to find the future of urban heating. With the aim to find a solution sustainable in the long term, ideas presented must not rely on fossil fuel or biomass fired heating.