District heat

The warmth of life. From your hometown

District heating by Kuopion Energia brings steady warmth to interiors and provides peace of mind. It supplies clean, locally produced energy for residents of Kuopio, for effortless heating which is kind to nature and people’s bank balances. Our reliable service enables you to relax and enjoy the warmth of life.

Availability in Kuopio

Kuopion Energia’s district heating network covers most of the city centre, extending to Hiltulanlahti in the south and Sorsasalo in the north. District heating is available in newly built areas in principle, but this should be checked on a case-by-case basis. It is also possible to switch to district heating in old residential areas if a property is located close to the district heating network, and the number of locals wanting to connect make construction of a new sub-network viable.

Sale of district heat

Contact our Customer Service for district heating customers:

+358 20 520 04 (weekdays 8am–4pm)

How to connect to district heating

Connecting to district heating is very affordable and easy – use our “Checklist for new users” to ensure that everything is in order.

  1. Hire a professional to draw up HVAC plans.
    District heating measuring equipment, a heat distribution centre, a water meter and main fuse box are located in the equipment room of a property.
    This is also a suitable place for a ventilation unit and central vacuum system.
  2. Send the building’s site plan and floor plan to Kuopion Energia by email to lampoasiakaspalvelu@kuopionenergia.fi or by post to Kuopion Energia, Lämpöliittymäpalvelut, P.O. Box 105, 70101 Kuopio (visiting address:
    Haapaniementie 30).
  3. We prepare a heating contract and district heating branch-line plan based on the drawings we receive.
    For the contract and our work schedule, we need the estimated start time for the heating supply.
    The contract is sent in duplicate to your home for signature.
  4. Sign the heating contracts and return one copy to us.
  5. Choose an HVAC contractor in good time, since branch lines to the sewage and water mains are built during the early stages of construction.
  6. Ask us for a connecting pipe section for district heating and install it as a flow pipe through the foundation plinth of the building at the construction stage.
  7. The HVAC designer or contractor must provide us with district heating branch-line plans.
  8. Pay the first instalment of the connection fee before the branch line is built.
  9. Request the construction of the branch line.
    In most cases, the branch line is only built when the house’s insulation, windows and doors have been installed and heating will soon be needed for the drying phase.
  10. Pay the second instalment of the district heating fee before district heating is commissioned.
  11. Before using district heating, install the line key box we provide on the doorway of the equipment room.
  12. The HVAC contractor will order an installation inspection and commissioning of district heating when the heat distribution centre and branch line have been installed.
  13. Request a final inspection of the heating equipment before the final inspection of the property.

Energy that cherishes Finnish forests

District heating is the best heating method in terms of energy consumption and environmental impacts. More than half of the district heating produced by Kuopion Energia is generated from renewable biofuels purchased nearby. As well as being the most cost-efficient heating method, district heating is exceptional in terms of its worry-free reliability.

The biofuel used by our Haapaniemi power plant is mainly wood, which we source from major players in the industry. Wood can account for more than 60% of the fuel we use to generate electricity and district heating.

Our energy production is based on a synergy between wood and peat. We use biofuels to reduce our carbon footprint. Peat, on the other hand, is a fuel of consistent quality that prevents corrosion of the combustion boiler, while ensuring that equipment keeps operating.

Most of the fuels we use are obtained within a 150-kilometre radius. To ensure a year-round supply, we store biofuels in terminals in peat production areas, and a terminal close to the power plant. This improves logistics, cost-efficiency and security of supply.

In addition to the Kuopio urban area, district heating is available in the Riistavesi and Vehmerssalmi village centre.