Finland showcases smart utility solutions at EUW

Finpro announced that it is showcasing Finnish smart utility and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions at the European Utility Week currently being held in Barcelona, Spain.

Finpro is the public body that supports micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) including utility solution providers and foreign investment in Finland.

In a press statement, Finpro said six Finnish IoT providers including Avarea, BaseN, BigDataPump, Future, IonSign and Process Genius will showcase their solutions at Finpro’s Finland stand (3C135) at the EUW.

The exhibition of the technologies is part of Finpro’s ‘Capitalise your Knowledge’ programme which aims to boost Finnish digitalisation businesses.

The innovations on show include data analytics technologies to help utility companies improve their decision making, software for real-time plant monitoring and technologies to harvest meter data enabling the energy, water and waste sectors to increase operational efficiency.

Reijo Smolander, Senior Advisor and Programme Director at Finpro said: “Finland has focused on developing and adopting new technologies to improve the service reliability of the national electricity system, paving the way for energy distribution automation.

“This means that it is one of, if not the most cutting-edge electricity system in the world.”

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Nicholas Nhede is an experienced energy sector writer based in Clarion Event's Cape Town office. He has been writing for Smart Energy International’s print and online media platforms since 2015, on topics including metering, smart grids, renewable energy, the Internet of Things, distributed energy resources and smart cities. Originally from Zimbabwe, Nicholas holds a diploma in Journalism and Communication Studies. Nicholas has a passion for how technology can be used to accelerate the energy transition and combat climate change.