Finland can play role in India’s Smart Cities mission, says minister

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Smart grids, smart cities and clean water are among the areas where Finland’s know-how converges with India’s needs, Finnish minister for energy and environment Kimmo Tiilikainen said on Wednesday.

The minister, who was in India with a business delegation for a four-day visit, said every Finnish household has a smart meter and the country’s power grids are among the most efficient in the world.

“We experience an electricity loss of only 3%, among the lowest in the world,” Tiilikainen said.

India’s ambitious Smart Cities programme too is complementary to the expertise of Finnish companies. In Finland, he said, utilities not only clean wastewater efficiently but also remove nutrients from the waste and use them for other purposes.

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