VTT White paper
Sector integration: Towards a carbon neutral energy system
Our energy system is facing an inevitable transition. The fight against climate change requires cleaner ways of producing energy and more efficient ways of distributing and using it. This development also helps us find solutions to the ongoing global energy crisis. In addition to technical solutions, change is needed on a societal level to take the necessary, major steps towards carbon neutrality.
Sector integration makes it possible to produce, convert and consume energy more sustainably. Through better overall efficiency, it can speed up recovery from the current energy crisis.
The change concerns the entire system and its implementation cannot be achieved by individual actors alone. Instead, new collaborative models are needed. Utilising sector integration to its fullest potential requires different sectors to develop new shared operational models with a clear vision of shared synergies.
This white paper explores sector integration as a phenomenon and presents ways in which the whole society as well as individual stakeholders can benefit from the opportunities of this systemic transition.
- What is sector integration?
- The time for sector integration is now
- Sector integration in practice: Buildings, Mobility, Industry, Hydrogen, Heating and cooling
- Next steps in sector integration
We hope this white paper can also provide a starting point for collaboration and dialogue for operators in different sectors.
Who is this for
This white paper is aimed for all operators in the energy, transportation, construction and other industrial sectors. Also, small and medium-size operators can have a crucial role in the sector integration development.
How VTT can help you?
We can facilitate co-creation between different stakeholders and help you find the right solutions. Our unique understanding of energy systems and different sectors has roots in Finland, a country with a modern power distribution and industrial infrastructure and a high level of digitalisation.
We’re happy to help you determine the next steps and demonstrate how your business could benefit from sector integration.