Webinar: Åland Islands’ Energy Story

The energy transition requires a place where to pilot and demonstrate a fully renewable energy system which is sustainable both technically and economically. The energy company Flexens has identified the opportunity to develop and build a society scale energy system based on renewable energy sources on Åland together with the island government– an island with ideal wind and solar conditions and an ambitious climate- and energy strategy with a population dedicated to sustainability. The project aims to demonstrate a society based on 100% renewable electricity. The project will also promote further investments in renewable generation capacity and decarbonising the heating and transportation systems. The basis for successful integration of renewables on an open and competitive market is possible by developing a flexibility trading platform.

Project website: https://flexens.com/the-demo/

The webinar will also be broadcasted in cooperation with https://islandinnovation.co/.


The EU and the European islands, from energy projects into a sustainable future
Tommy Lindström, Energy agency for southeast Sweden

The integration of variable renewable energy sources (VRES) into one dynamic energy system, how?
Berndt Schalin, Flexens Oy Ab

How habitable is your island?
Christian Pleijel, Kökar island


Tommy Lindström (island of Öland, Sweden)

Project manager at the Energy agency for southeast Sweden

Experienced in regional and international energy projects on behalf of the regions and municipalities in the southeast Sweden. He is also the national coordinator for Energy and waste management group at Engineers without Borders, Sweden. Member of the international team at Swedish eco-municipalities and also an island ambassador at Island Innovation.

LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tommy-lindstr%C3%B6m-a7733b41/

Berndt Schalin (islands of Åland, Finland)

CEO at Flexens Oy Ab

Experienced business leader serving as the CEO of Flexens, the renewables integration specialist, and as independent senior advisor and board professional.

LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/berndt-schalin-198b80/

Christian Pleijel (island of Kökar, Åland archipelago, Finland)

Chairman, Kökar island

Christian Pleijel lives on Kökar where he is the chairman of the Municipal Assembly. He has been working with infrastructure on islands, both energy, sea transports, water and sewage for some years and published the book,” How to Read an Island” in 2015.

Profile: https://www.kth.se/profile/chbp?l=en


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Thursday, April 29, 2021
To event remaining 12 days
Accepting applications

Online with Zoom