Wind power in Estonia

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Pakri wind farm near Paldiski generating 18.4 MW.1

Wind power in Estonia amounts to an installed capacity of 269.4 MW,2 whilst roughly 1466.5 MW3 worth of projects are currently being developed. All wind farms as of now are on land, offshore farms are planned on Lake Peipus4 and in the Baltic Sea near the island of Hiiumaa.5

Pakri wind farm is located in Paldiski at the tip of the Pakri peninsula near the old light house. It consists of eight wind turbines and has a capacity of 18.4 MWs.6

Offshore wind power

Altogether, three major projects with total capacity of 1490 MW are being planned in Estonia: a 700 MW project near the island of Hiiumaa by Nelja Energia, also a 600 MW project in Gulf of Riga by Eesti Energia and a 190 MW offshore wind farm near the western cost of Estonia by Neugrund OÜ.7

Statistics

Transportation of a wind turbine to Aulepa, Estonia

Installed wind power capacity in Estonia and generation in recent years is shown in the table below:8910

Year 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Installed Capacity (MW) 2.25 2.25 2.25 31.65 31.65 58 77.7 141.7 148.6 184.5
Generation (GW·h) 1 6 8 54 76 91 133 191 276 365
Year 2012
Installed Capacity (MW) 269.4
Generation (GW·h) 448

References

  1. ^ Pakri 18,4 MW Wind Farm 4energia.ee.
  2. ^ "Installed capacity". EWPA. Retrieved 17 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Under development". EWPA. Retrieved 17 October 2013. 
  4. ^ Peipsile võib kerkida mitusada tuulikut. 21 October 2007. Postimees. (In Estonian)
  5. ^ Hiiumaa Wind Farm 4energia.ee.
  6. ^ Pakri Wind Farm 4energia.ee.
  7. ^ "List of wind energy developments in Estonia". EWPA. Retrieved 28 April 2012. 
  8. ^ "Estonian Wind Energy". EWPA. Retrieved 28 April 2012. 
  9. ^ "Production of wind energy grew significally in 2010". EWPA. Retrieved 28 April 2012. 
  10. ^ "Share of renewable energy in electricity production is increasing". stat.ee. Retrieved 28 April 2012. 









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