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What is the role of artificial intelligence in the future of energy systems?

Future scenarios and current use cases from Nordic perspective

On-demand webinar available now.

The energy system is a complex environment with lots of uncertainty, and the current transformation of the sector from fossil-based to carbon neutral energy complicates it even further. It is increasingly important to be able to predict the conditions affecting the generation, distribution and consumption of energy.

The demand for energy is growing consistently, and new dynamic energy markets are emerging in response. Ensuring the reliability of energy systems is crucial: the effectiveness of energy markets depends on reliable supply. All this brings new challenges and possibilities for the companies in this sector.

By joining this webinar you will hear:

  • What are the opportunities and challenges in the energy transition?
  • What is the role of data and AI in the energy revolution?
  • What is the future of power transmission network – especially from the Finnish and Nordic perspective?
  • How to combine machine learning and smart energy expertise for better energy forecasting?


  • Opening, Kirsi Kotilainen, Solution Sales Lead, Smart energy, VTT
  • What does future power transmission network look like – from Finnish to Nordic Perspective? Janne Seppänen, Professor of Practice, Aalto University, Senior Expert at Fingrid
  • Data & AI in the energy revolution, Mikko Muurinen, Head of Data and AI, Helen
  • What are the advantages in combining machine learning with smart energy expertise for better energy forecasting? Sergio Motta, Research Team Leader, VTT

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Kirsi Kotilainen

Solution Sales Lead at VTT

Dr. Kirsi Kotilainen is Solution sales lead for Smart Energy and Built Environment at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. Before joining VTT, she was working in various academic projects related to the sustainability transition of the energy system at the Tampere University and the University of Cambridge as part of her doctoral studies. Kirsi has also worked at Nokia Corporation in international business development roles.

Email: kirsi.kotilainen@vtt.fi

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Janne Seppänen

Professor of Practice at Aalto University and Senior Expert at Fingrid

Janne Seppänen received the M.Sc. (Eng.) and D.Sc. (Tech.) degrees in electrical engineering from Aalto University, Finland, in 2011 and 2017, respectively. Currently, he is working as a Professor of Practice at Aalto University, Espoo, Finland, and as a Senior Expert at Fingrid Oyj Strategic Grid Planning unit, Helsinki, Finland. Previously, he has worked in several different roles at Fingrid Oyj and at ABB Corporate Research in Switzerland. His main research interests are related to power system dynamics and stability, transmission system planning and analysis as well as transmission system operation and control.

Email:  janne.seppanen@aalto.fi

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Mikko Muurinen – 1562x1562

Mikko Muurinen

 Head of Data at Helen Oy
Mikko has over two decades of experience in data, analytics and digitalization, mostly leading teams of experts, but also doing hands-on work. He has worked in various roles both in public and private sector, on both sides of the table as client and vendor, and often being the link between business and ICT. Currently Mikko works as the Head of Data & AI at Helen, leading four teams of analysts, data scientists, data engineers and data governance experts.


Email: mikko.muurinen@helen.fi

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Sergio Motta

Research Team Leader at VTT

Sergio Motta is the Research Team Leader of the Smart Grids team at VTT. He has international experience in teaching, product development and research in Smart Grids related topics. His research activities are focused on Artificial Intelligence applications in Power Systems, Microgrids, Integration of DER and e-mobility infrastructure, and Reliability of Power Systems.


Email: sergio.motta@vtt.fi

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