Future of energy


The next generation of carbon-neutral energy systems and future energy production methods must be capable of supplying energy sustainably, reliably and competitively. New carbon-neutral energy systems call for innovative solutions – and open up huge opportunities for pioneering energy companies of the future. VTT helps energy companies to ensure the continuity and sustainability of their business through science and technology.

In order to combat climate change, the energy industry must quickly adopt new carbon-neutral solutions. Carbon dioxide emissions from energy production, transport and housing must be practically eliminated, and the schedule is tight. Pioneers and developers of clean energy systems are brilliantly placed to leverage the growing market of smart, efficient and clean energy solutions of the future

Renewable energy could account for as much as 70% of future energy supply by 2050.

VTT accelerates the transition to a carbon-neutral energy system. This means promoting smart, digitalised energy consumption, greater use of renewable sources of energy and practical exploitation of nuclear energy. Access to sufficient volumes of affordable and sustainable energy must also be secured during the transition period. This is why the entire energy palette must be developed evenly. Our studies show that renewable energy could account for between 60 and 70 per cent of Finland’s energy supply and for between 65 and 77 per cent of our electricity supply by 2050. The most important sources of electricity would be wind power, solar energy, hydropower, nuclear energy and bioenergy. 

Read more about the future of nuclear energy and small modular reactors

Finland is a frontrunner in many areas of future energy technologies, such as smart electricity networks and the co-generation of electricity and heat. VTT accelerates the development of future energy systems with the help of, among other things, its Smart Otaniemi innovation ecosystem.

Energy production of the future will be decentralized

The energy infrastructure of the future will look very different as today. Instead of large power plants that feed the national grid, more and more of our energy is being produced by flexible, decentralized energy networks that rely increasingly on the contribution of consumers and service providers.

Read more about prosumers – new actors in the energy market of tomorrow

We believe that flexible, decentralised energy networks will replace traditional power plants in the future. Consumers of renewable energy can also produce it and sell it.

Build the future of energy industry with us

VTT provides the best scientific and technological expertise for creating the energy innovations of the future and building clean energy systems. Join us on our quest to transform the energy industry! 

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Kirsi Kotilainen

Kirsi Kotilainen

Solution Sales Lead