The project demonstrates the operation of the rural energy community.

The FarmEnergy project creates the conditions and demonstrates the operation of the rural energy community. As a result, dimensioning programs for dimensioning solar power plants and energy storages in the energy community will be created, and a trading program based on blockchain technology will be created for the energy community’s internal energy trade. The project brings out the benefits of farm energy communities to all parties. These advantages and the entire operating concept are shown to be profitable with measurement data and calculations, so that even the legislator is convinced of the benefits of energy communities that cross property boundaries.

the measures of the project

The implementation of the measures of the FarmEnergy project is divided into six work packages (WP):

  • WP 1. Forming a virtual energy community
  • WP 2. Creating a trading platform for the energy community
  • WP 3. Tariff structure development opportunities
  • WP 4. Simulation in a decentralized energy community
  • WP 5. Communication and implementation of results in the field
  • WP 6. Project management and steering group work


The results of the project will be published in the publication series of South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences. The published results are openly and freely available to companies in the agriculture and forestry sector and the energy sector. The projected publication date of the project’s results is December 2024.

The FarmEnergy project is implemented together with rural companies by South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences, Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology LUT and Natural Resources Institute Finland Luke.

FarmEnergy in European union eip-agri website: here

Events and webinars:
  • Webinar: Maaseudun energiayhteisöt ja -ratkaisut 28.11.2022. Speaker Juha Korpijärvi: recording
  • Sarkamessut 27.-28.1.2023
  • Online workshop Network to innovate: Renewable Energy 14th of February 2023. Speaker Kalle Pesonen: recording

More information

Project Manager
Anna Dunderfelt
+358 50 341 9805

Head of Research Group
Hanne Soininen
+358 40 086 9952

Juha Korpijärvi
+358 50 312 5060

RDI Specialist
Kalle Pesonen
+358 50 597 4937

Petri Kapuinen
+35829 532 6211

Samuli Honkapuro
+358 40 030 7728



FarmEnergy – Rural energy community

1 September 2022 – 31 December 2024

Project partners

Lead partner: South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences

Partners: LUT University (Lappeenranta–Lahti University of Technology LUT) and Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke)


Total budget: € 350 000

XAMK part of the total budget: € 200 000

Financiers and main source of funding: ELY Centre Häme funded under the Rural Development Programme for Mainland Finland 2014 - 2020 (eip agri 2021-22)