Flexens leads the way as four energy islands, including Kökar, transition towards local renewable energy communities

There are exciting times ahead for Kökar; as the island municipality, in collaboration with Flexens, will take part in an international initiative to empower sustainable local renewable energy communities – local RECs in short. The aim is for these RECs to act as forerunners in the structural change of current energy markets, taking important steps towards decarbonization of not only local energy systems, but of energy systems overall.   The LocalRES project, funded by the EU Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme, connects over twenty partners from nine different countries. Included in the initiative […]

Pivoting green hydrogen solutions on Åland

On Friday 22nd of January, Flexens launched a wide discussion on the possibilities of implementing hydrogen technologies on Åland, in a webinar for decision makers and experts in maritime and energy sectors on the island. Ongoing projects and initiatives on Åland related to the Smart Energy Åland demo platform were presented. Leading experts from Flexens […]

Hydrogen ferries might soon traffic the Baltic Sea

Flexens is about to finish a feasibility study of the Power2AX project on green hydrogen production and use in ferries in the Åland archipelago. The Finnish project development company Flexens Oy Ab will finish a feasibility study of the Power2AX project in November 2020. The project aims at implementing green hydrogen production and use in […]

Flexens team of energy specialists now holds internationally esteemed certification

The complete energy advisory team of Flexens have now received their certification in energy system design and simulation. The specialists have all passed the required test and officially carry a “Plexos Core”-certification by Energy Exemplar. A significant amount of hands-on experience and deep knowledge of energy systems is a prerequisite to reach such a certification […]

Kökar island’s clean energy transition agenda published online!

Kökar island, together with 21 other European islands have published their clean energy transition agendas, making a firm step towards decarbonising their energy systems with a strong focus on citizen engagement. 7 more islands will publish their agendas in the near future. A Ilha de Arousa (Spain), the Hvar Archipelago (Croatia), Brač (Croatia), Cape Clear […]

Smart Energy Åland part of ERA-Net’s Living Labs / Testbeds

Text from ERA-Net Smart Energy System The European Joint Programming Platform ERA-Net Smart Energy Systems has set a goal that beyond the funding of transnational RDD projects, it will accelerate the development of transnational innovation ecosystems by initiating a Transnational Validation Network with existing and future Living Labs and Testbeds, allowing innovative companies / developers […]

Workshop: An archipelago in transition – See you there!

On the 7th of October, The National Association of Finnish Islands, the Archipelago Sea Unesco Biosphere Reserve and the Clean Energy for EU Islands Secretariat will host a combined online and physical workshop in Pargas, Finland. In addition to exchange and learning on technical and financial aspects of the clean energy transition, the workshop will […]

Rethinking Energy System Design – Flexens open for business

Kicking off into the new green decade of 2020, the Finnish project development and innovation company Flexens now offers its highly sophisticated Energy System Design Service to the energy sector. With one foot in rigorous academic research, and the other in a real-life demonstration as proof of concept, Flexens services stands out from other energy […]

Successful first year and start of a new Energy Decade

To summarise Flexens first year as start-up: It has been nothing less than a success! Winning the Growth Engine Competition at Business Finland, initiating several pilots within our demo platform Smart Energy Åland and adding to that our team expanded. And we are still going strong. As we head into a defining decade for mankind, […]