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session 3

Challenges facing the European energy landscape

Setting the Scenery

This panel will focus on the new Energy landscape with the cases Espoo, South Dublin, and Kilpilahti offering perspectives on collaboration between companies and the public sector. Caruna and Wärtsilä will complement the discussion with their view on the interplay between technology, regulation, and decarbonization.

on stage


Fredrik Pressler

CEO, Postintra OY – As the CEO of Porvoo’s business development organization Posintra, Pressler has overseen numerous projects aimed at advancing the competitiveness of the region and its businesses. Among these are the 2021 study conducted to investigate the potential for the Kilpilahti region to become a leader in climate action.


Kari Lahti

General Manager, Fortum eNext – Kari Lahti has over 30 years of experience in the energy sector, from optimizing power plant operations and providing solutions for emission reduction, to developing solutions for decarbonizing energy systems. He holds an M.Sc. Degree in Power Plant Engineering.


Jari Lehtinen

Program Manager, Borealis – Borealis is one of the world’s leading providers of advanced and circular polyolefin solutions and a European market leader in base chemicals, fertilizers, and the mechanical recycling of plastics. Borealis received EUR 20 million in funding from Business Finland, to launch the innovative SPIRIT program “Sustainable Plastics Industry Transformation.”


Tony Meski

Senior Market Analyst, Wärtsilä – Tony Meski, one of Wärtsilä’s Power System Analysts, started in the company on 1 August 2018 as he joined the 2-year Energy Talent Program, an initiative aimed at recruiting newly graduated fresh talents. Wärtsilä is a global leader in smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasizing sustainable innovation, total efficiency, and data analytics, Wärtsilä maximizes the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers


Noora Neilimo-Kontio

Head of Regulation and Strategy – Noora Neilimo-Kontio has extensive experience in various industries providing management consultancy services on assignments related to finance, business models, and strategy. As part of the management team at Caruna, she is supporting efforts in designing a weatherproof electricity distribution network. Previously she has worked for Fortum, Accenture, and Ernst & Young in various managerial roles.


Eddie Conroy

County Architect, South Dublin – Eddie Conroy is County Architect with South Dublin County Council since 2015. With over 30 years of experience in the Local Authority sector, he has worked on a broad range of design projects – Housing, Public Buildings, Civic, and Urban Design. He is Energy Champion for South Dublin County Council and has been central to a number of multi-city EU energy programs under Civitas, Inter-Reg, Intelligent-energy Europe, and most recently Horizon 2020.