Kalasatama forms a Living Lab that houses approximately 2000 residents in 2015. A collaborative working space will be opened in autumn 2015 to support different development activities such as workshops, hackathons and seminars. Kalasatama Developers Club will be launched to support the smart development of the area and further support connections between different actors on the area. Small sums (1000–8000 euros) will be available for entrepreneurs to support product development and agile testing.
First residents have moved to smart homes in Kalasatama
Thanks to new technology, Kalasatama residents are able to monitor the water and electricity consumption of their homes in rel time. Awareness of consumption enables directing consumption to cheaper rate hours, as well as encoureages frugality in the use of electrivity and water.
The first residents moved to Fiskari apartment block in Kalasatama district in the end of February and in April the Fregatti block received its first residents. All of the nearly hundred apartments in the clocks use home automation systems, delivered by Helen and ABB.
Model district of smart energy systems
Kalasatama is Finland’s first model district of smart energy systems. Helen, ABB, Helen Sähköverkko and Fingrid are carrying out technology co-operation with the goal of building a globally significant district by combining the latest energy and ICT technology, as well as with the use of data.
Kalasatama is located on the sea shore at the edge of Helsinki city centre. The district will offer 8,000 jobs and a home for about 20,000 Helsinki residents by the beginning of the 2030s.