Occupant and energy procurementsThe electricity used by a residential property divides into apartment electricity (or household electricity) and property electricity. Apartment electricity includes the energy consumption of services and equipment related to living, while property electricity covers the electricity used the building’s technical systems and the related equipment.
Property electricity is used by, among other things, blowers and pumps, the lighting of public spaces and yards, car parking sockets, saunas and laundrettes, lifts and the equipment in cold stores and the drying room.
Occupant and property-specific electricity dealsOccupants are free to choose the apartment electricity they use and opening it for competition. They can also influence their building’s property electricity choices by addressing the issue in a shareholders’ meeting. It is advisable, both when deciding on the electricity vendor and when making the new electricity agreement, to pay attention to the price of electricity and its production method.
Occupants can influence mattersOccupants can influence the energy consumption of their housing company by discussing aspects that impact it, both among themselves and in shareholders’ meetings. Such aspects can include renovations or heating solutions that influence energy consumption, for example. Can regular heating oil be replaced by bio-oil, or can the building move from oil heating to pellet heating?