Clean, local energy
Farmivirta (Farm Power), the winner of the annual Ilmastoteko Climate Award 2014, is genuine local energy generated by Finnish small-scale producers. Electricity is generated for the producers' own needs by using micro and small-scale power plants and renewable raw materials. Surplus electricity not used by the producer is sold to the grid and is available as Farmivirta.
Farmivirta is different from traditional electricity contracts in one important thing: every producer can set the price of electricity they generate and sell to the grid.
Producers of Farmivirta are committed to the use of renewable sources of energy, such as wood, hydroelectric power, wind power and solar power. The metering, calculation and tracking procedures used in the production of Farm Power are certified by external experts. Farm Power is certifiably non-polluting, clean local energy.
Produced by Finnish small-scale producers
- Locally produced. Farmivirta is generated using micro and small-scale power plants on Finnish farms near the consumers.
- Renewable. Based on renewable sources of energy. The energy is produced using 100% renewable raw materials.
- Sustainable. Distributed production of energy increases domestic generation capacity in a sustainable way and ensures availability of Finnish electricity also in the future.
- CO2 neutral. As wood binds an amount of carbon dioxide equal to the amount that is released when its is burned for energy, electricity generated using wood-based fuels causes no CO2 emissions. Solar power, wind power and hydroelectric power produce no CO2 emissions at all.
- The winner of the annual Ilmastoteko Climate Award 2014. Genuine local energy generated by Finnish small-scale producers.