Energy cluster

Vaasa is the most innovative energy hub in the world

In Vaasa, we work together. The local universities, energy technology companies and municipalities work together intensively on research, product development, innovation and education. The energy technology industry in Vaasa has a long-established history, which has resulted in a robust form of research competence.

Vaasa has an internationally active research and development network and is the leading R&D centre for marine, industry and electrical networks development.

The companies in Vaasa, such as ABB, Hitachi Energy, Wärtsilä, Danfoss and Yaskawa, are all using batteries and energy storage in their applications.
Vaasa offers opportunities for the production of emission-free products. In Vaasa we aim to be a carbon neutral city by 202x.


WÄRTSILÄ IS LEADING the transition towards a 100% renewable energy future. Wärtsilä hybrid solutions offer technically and environmentally advanced stand-alone energy storage solutions to power markets globally. Wärtsilä energy storage solutions significantly improve efficiency by increasing back up capacity and creating new opportunities in electricity markets.

Wärtsilä – Enabling sustainable societies with smart technology (


ABB IS A PIONEERING technology leader with a comprehensive offering for digital industries with four customer-focused, globally leading businesses: Electrification, Industrial Automation, Motion, and Robotics & Discrete Automation, supported by its common ABB Ability™ digital platform. ABB supports its customers in the battery business with its world-class industrial automation expertise, integrating robotics, machine and factory automation, electrification and ABB Ability™.

ABB Suomessa – ABB in Finland


DANFOSS AC DRIVES are part and parcel of all high-power battery systems. They are needed while the systems are being charged, while the power is being consumed, or when power conversion of any kind is required. Danfoss AC drives also contribute to building state-of-the-art hybrid or all-electric solutions based on battery technology.

Danfoss Engineering Tomorrow – explore energy efficient and innovative solutions for your industry | Danfoss

The Switch

THE SWITCH – A BEMAG GROUP COMPANY – The Switch is an agile product supplier that provides special electric machines and high-power converters to system integrators (SIs) and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). We are on a mission to electrify the world with game-changing green technologies. Our products accelerate the switch toward net zero emissions in marine, wind and industrial applications.

We want to grow together with customers who find our innovative technologies and optimized products key to their success. Today, we have delivered nearly 24 GW of megawatt-class environmental energy technology throughout the world.

The Switch | Electrifying the world with game-changing green technologies


Hitachi Energy

HITACHI ENERGY is a global technology leader that is advancing a sustainable energy future for all. We are advancing the world’s energy system to be more sustainable, flexible and secure and we collaborate with customers and partners to enable a sustainable energy future – for today’s generations and those to come. Hitachi Energy has a proven track record and unparalleled installed base in more than 140 countries, serving customers in utility, industry, transportation, data centers and infrastructure sectors. With innovative technologies and services including the integration of more than 150 gigawatts of HVDC links into the power system, we help make the energy value chain more efficient, making electricity more accessible to all. Together with stakeholders across sectors and geographies, we enable the digital transformation required to accelerate the energy transition towards a carbon-neutral future.

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Thanks to its energetic pulse, our city is known as EnergyVaasa, the largest energy technology hub in the Nordic countries. This has made us a world leader within different technologies, such as smart electrical solutions, sustainable energy, flexible power generation and digitalisation – to mention just a few. The considerable number of highly technological companies in the area is a fertile breeding ground for new businesses.

Marko Kuokkanen

Gigavaasa sales and marketing director

EnergyVaasa co-creation

Highly technological - Global - Smart - Economically important - Socially responsible - Sustainable