VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd.

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd (VTT) is a state-owned non-profit company operating under the ownership steering of the Ministry of Employment and the Economy. With its focus on three areas, carbon neutral solutions, sustainable materials, and digital technologies, VTT takes advantage from its multitechnological knowledge to upgrade technologies, and create business intelligence and value added for its stakeholders. With their innovation capacity and network, VTT is ranked among the leading European Research and Technology Organisations (RTOs). In 2017, VTT has received the “HR Excellence in Research” award by the EC.

INTERSTORES Project role

VTT will utilise energy system modelling (Backbone modelling framework) for evaluating performance within regional district heating system simulations with VECTES, including interaction with the surrounding Nordic energy system. VTT will also study optimal material choices for concrete- and metal-based devices of the high-temperature conditions of the Giga-sTES. Although with VTT’s main focus on VECTES, future European future market and transfer potential with respect to generalisable characteristics is assessed. VTT is also involved in work related to validation of the digital process twin of VECTES. VTT will lead national stakeholders’ engagement activities.

Contact person

Pepita Wakkola

Pepita.Wakkola @ vtt.fi

„Flexibility and energy storage capabilities are the cornerstone of any future energy system.“
Dr. Miika Rämä
Research Team Leader
VTT Project Manager