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, 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 2035.


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.


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™.


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.

The Switch

Yaskawa Environmental Energy

WITH 15 GW of environmental energy technology delivered, The Switch is involved with new battery storage solutions in combination with its power generation for wind, marine and industry applications to help make consistent, high-quality renewable energy readily available. Batteries can be connected to the distributed energy system to balance the supply and demand, thereby ensuring the lowest cost of energy with the best electricity quality.

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