The western Finnish town of Lapua is the only Finnish municipality to take part in the EU’s Concerto-project, which investigates energy saving by different means. Nearly 50 cities all over Europe are taking part in the five-year project, reports the Finnish Broadcasting Company YLE.
The Solution-project, which will last for five years, aims at turning Lapua into one of EU’s model cities for sustainable energy. The approximately 20-million euro budget is aimed at improving the standard of living and self-sufficiency in energy production and energy-efficiency in Lapua.
The plan is to build wind power, an energy-efficient residential area and a district heating network operating on domestic energy. Additionally, variable renewable energy sources will be utilized.
Concerto is a project embracing the entire Europe, aiming at paying active attention on the challenges and energy-demands obstructing sustainable development in Europe. It operates under the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Energy and transport.