Online event on the 23rd of November on the development of the Hervanta-area – focus on energy 

The development of the Hervanta-area from the point of view of energy will be discussed at an open online event on Wednesday 23rd of November 2022 from 17 to 18.30. This event is the last of a series of three events that have been held as a cooperation of the City of Tampere and the Universities Community. 

Energy matters have been considered in the city planning for Hervanta

Energy matters have been considered in land use at Tampere for a long time and from different points of view. The City’s energy and climate specialist Elina Seppänen will outline the City’s energy system, the turning point of energy, and the upcoming investigation on the energy use of the zoning plan. Afterward, project architect Raija Mikkola will tell about the planning of Hervanta-area and the planning of energy patterns in the detailed city plans next to the Hervanta campus.

Energy communities as the actors of future

The new directive of common rules for the internal market for electricity and amending (EU) 2019/944 defined citizen energy communities as the new juridical operator. Its goal is to advance customers’ possibilities for jointly investing in renewable energy, possibilities for influencing one’s energy costs, and offer flexibility that the energy system needs. For example, a condominium working as an energy community creates new possibilities for local, user-oriented energy solutions. The professor of electrical energy engineering Pertti Järventausta will define what is an energy community, what the current legislation enables, and how local energy solutions could be utilized in managing the current energy crisis.

What is the future of energy?

The change in energy development and use will quicken in Europe as a result of the recent events. Electrical energy can already be said to be at a turning point because of the ongoing transition from fossil energy-based electricity production to using fully renewable energy. What makes this possible, what is the current situation and the future, and how does it impact the living environments of the future? Seppo Valkealahti, professor of electrical energy engineering, will give an introduction on the matter.

Questions for specialists can be sent in advance

The goal of these events is to increase knowledge on city development and the role of Tampere University and Tampere University of Applied Sciences and bring forth possibilities for cooperation on the universities’ courses and theses. An important perspective is also to take student friendliness into account in developing the city area. During the event, city development specialists will answer the participants’ questions and questions can also be sent in advance through the link at the bottom of the page.
Specialists from the City of Tampere, staff from the Universities Community, and specialists on campus development will be speaking at the event. The opening words will be given by Tampere’s deputy mayor Aleksi Jäntti and the event will be led by Universities Cooperation senior specialist Max Liikka.

This event will be in Finnish.

This open and free event will be held via Microsoft Teams on Wednesday 23rd of November 2022 from 17.00 to 18.30. 

Photos: Laura Vanzo
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