Japan’s Misawa Homes Finds Success with Demand Response in Finland.

Sympower has helped Misawa Homes of Finland, a sawmill, move into the country’s FCR-N market.

Misawa Homes of Finland’s sawmill has a capacity of 82,000 m3. Since 1994, the company has produced and sold kiln-dried spruce lumber, primarily exporting the material to Japan. Previously, the company enjoyed great success being part of the country’s national frequency containment reserves for disturbance situations (FCR-D) energy reserves. Sympower is now enabling the sawmill to make energy savings of approximately 10%, in addition to the revenues generated from the FCR-N and FCR-D markets.


Misawa Homes of Finland


“As we use lots of electrical energy for wood drying, we are always interested in new projects that could save us money. The installation and operation of Sympower’s solutions have not affected the drying time or quality of our timber. Instead, we use less energy to get the same high-quality dried timber.”


Pasi Lähdelahti
Misawa Homes of Finland’s, Factory Manager


Misawa Homes of Finland


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