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Lappeenranta is the world’s first EKOenergy city

The city of Lappeenranta has entered into a contract with Lappeenrannan Energia Oy regarding EKOenergy. The contract means that only EKOenergy certified Metsävoima (forest power) and Tuulivoima (wind power) will be used at the city’s properties in the future. Many cities in Europe are already using renewable energy; but, according to the Finnish Association for Nature Conservation, Lappeenranta is the first city in the world to also adopt sustainability criteria in its electricity procurements.

Only EKOenergy certified Metsävoima (forest power) and Tuulivoima (wind power) are used in the city’s properties.

Lappeenrannan Energia Oy’s EKOenergy certified, renewable electricity generated with forest and wind power has met the strict European criteria for the production of ecological electricity.

EKOenergy is the only ecolabel for electricity used in Finland with publicly available production criteria as well as third party monitoring, independent of the electricity market. By committing to the use of EKOenergy, the city is leading the way for companies and residents of the region while also taking a significant step towards its goal of reducing carbon dioxide emission by 80% from the 2007 level, by 2030.