Forerunner in renewable and intelligent energy

Energy efficiency is taken into account in municipal decision making as Ii is part of Towards Carbon Neutral Municipalities (HINKU) -project that brings residents, experts and companies together to create and carry out solutions in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Significant renewable energy implications are being activated in the area producing new business opportunities and competence to entire Northern Finland. Ii is also part of Finnish Sustainable Communities (FISU) network, read more...

Winner of RegioStars Awards 2017 Climate Action

In 10.10.2017, Ii's Innovative Low-Carbon Public Services won European Commission's RegioStars Awards category in Energy Union: climate change. The ceremony took place in Brussels as part of the annual European Week of Regions and Cities.

Watch video: Achievement in Low Carbon Public Services

Watch video: Reducing CO2 emissions 80% by 2030

Also in 2017 the Nordic Council of Ministers has identified Ii as one of the best Bioeconomy cases in the Nordic Region.

Significant results in reducing CO2 emissions

HINKU is coordinated by the Finnish Environment Institute. Since 2012, Municipality of Ii is committed to an 80 % reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from the level of 2007 by 2020. This is more extensively and rapidly than EU targets would require.

Ii region produces hydro, geothermal and wind power as well as peat and wood based fuels. One of Finland’s largest and tallest windfarm is located near by the sea shores of Ii.

Municipality of Ii has invested close to 2 M euros in cleantech procurements in 2012-2016 and since 2012 over 12 M euros has been invested in new developments. Ii has managed to cut down oil consumption by 89% from 2010 level. Energy, heat and water consumption data are collected in real-time from all public buildings.

With us innovative ideas are easily tested, measured, adjusted and piloted, which opens new opportunities for the companies working e.g. on energy storage development, solar and bioenergy or sustainable transportation systems.

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Regional development company Micropolis ltd boosts green and sustainable growth. The expertise covers environmental engineering and profitability calculations, service design, business incubatoring and enhancing circular economy solutions. Significant renewable energy implications are being activated with the assistance of EU funding programs producing new business opportunities and competence in the Arctic region.

Municipality owned property company Iilaakso ltd let and develop industrial facilities and business premises for all size companies. As an active supporter of green innovations, Iilaakso is a piloting premise in a 5G trial system for future IoT services as well as next generation energy measurement systems.

Interested in establishing business or looking for innovative green partner? Contact us

  • Mayor Mr. Ari Alatossava,, tel. +358 567 6700
  • Micropolis ltd, CEO Mrs. Leena Vuotovesi, tel. +358 40751 4318,
  • Iilaakso ltd, CEO Mr. Antti Tuomaala, tel. +358 40672 1389,
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