District heat

Are you building a house or considering changing the heating system? District heating is carefree, affordable, and environmentally friendly. District heat provides constant heat and hot domestic water at all times of the day and year. As a district heating customer, you are also involved in climate action.

Finland’s most popular heating method

District heating is the most popular heating method in Finland – most new buildings are now connected to the district heating network. Oulun Energia's district heating customers can be households and companies in the areas of Oulu city centre, Haukipudas, Kiiminki, and Oulunsalo.

Heating network on a map

The total area of Oulun Energia's district heating network covers the entire city centre and the surrounding areas of Haukipudas, Jääli, Kiiminki, and Oulunsalo. To ensure reliable heat distribution, we maintain and repair the network systematically, build new network sections, and ensure that the distribution of heat runs smoothly around the clock.

Affordable and reliable heat supply

District heating is a safe and reliable method of heating. Outages happen rarely and they are of short duration. We take care of heat production and the operation of the district heating network throughout the entire life cycle of the property. The price of district heat is stable, and in Oulu it is even cheaper than in other large cities.

Heat production close to the customer

District heat is generated close to the customer. We produce it at our Toppila and Laanila power plants using biofuels and recycled fuels from nearby areas. The production is energy-efficient, as both heat and electricity are generated at the same time.  

Take climate action with us!

Our goal is to move to completely carbon-neutral  energy production. To achieve that, we will increase the share of renewable energy, phase out the use of peat, and improve our energy efficiency. As a district heating customer, you are also involved in climate action.

District heating is part of the circular economy. Its production utilises the side streams of forestry and non-recyclable waste. The ash produced in the production of heat is utilised as forest fertiliser, which increases the growth of forests and thus carbon sequestration.


Instructions for designers and contractors

If you are a professional or contractor, see the instructions for planning and contracting related to district heat in the area of Oulun Energia’s network.

Contact our customer service

Our customer service will help you with any questions you may have about heating and invoicing, from Monday to Thursday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. and between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Fridays.

call+358 8 577 5110

Contact technical support

The district heating technical information service can help you with any technical issues related to acquiring a district heating connection.

call+358 8 887 0101