Metsäenergiatuotannon pitkän aikavälin aluetalousvaikutukset – Esimerkkinä Enon Energiaosuuskunta

  • Olli Lehtonen Luonnonvarakeskus, Itä-Suomen yliopisto
  • Lasse Okkonen Karelia-ammattikorkeakoulu
  • Max Strandén Itä-Suomen yliopisto
Avainsanat: Socioeconomic impacts, input-output modelling, heat entrepreneurship, Eno Energy Cooperative


The aim of this paper is to assess the long-term direct and indirect socioeconomic impacts of biomass-based heat entrepreneurships on a local and regional economy by using input–output (I–O) analysis. The analysis focuses on a small peripheral community, called Eno, located in North Karelia, Finland. We ask in this paper what type of long-term income and employment impacts heat entrepreneurship has from start-up to growth and maturity production stages. According to the socio-economic impact analyses, the total employment impacts of the Eno Energy Cooperative in 2000-2015 were approximately 160 FTE’s and the total income impact in the same period was about 6.6 million euros. Results proved also that in addition to traditional socioeconomic impacts, the energy cost savings, and their induced impacts, can create a remarkable additional increase to the local development benefits of bioenergy.



kesä 19, 2019
Lehtonen, O., Okkonen, L., & Strandén, M. (2019). Metsäenergiatuotannon pitkän aikavälin aluetalousvaikutukset – Esimerkkinä Enon Energiaosuuskunta. Alue Ja Ympäristö, 48(1), 29-45.