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Simo Nurmi to continue as Director General of Energy Authority

Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment
Publication date 24.2.2022 13.15
Press release
Simo Nurmi

Simo Nurmi has served as Director General of the Energy Authority since 2015. The Government decided on 24 February 2022 to continue his appointment for a seven-year term starting on 1 April.

Nurmi has over 20 years of experience working in leadership positions in the energy sector.

Before his appointment as Director General, he served in senior management positions at the Energy Authority for approximately five years. 

Prior to that, he worked as Development Director and Director at the electricity transmission company Pori Energia Sähköverkot Oy and as Head of Section, Head of Unit and Economic Engineer dealing with electricity network operations at the energy company Helsingin Energia.

Nurmi holds the degree of Master of Science in Technology.

A total of four candidates applied for the position of Director General at the Energy Authority. 

The Energy Authority monitors and supervises the operation of the electricity and gas markets and promotes their functioning. It also promotes energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy and carries out tasks related to energy and climate policy, emissions trading and energy efficiency. The Energy Authority falls within the administrative branch of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment.

Riku Huttunen, Director General, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, tel. +358 29 504 7277

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