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 MW[3] worth of projects are currently being developed. All wind farms as of now are on land, offshore farms are planned on Lake Peipus[4] 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[edit]

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 coast of Estonia by Neugrund OÜ.[7]

Statistics[edit]

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:[8][9][10]

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 2013 2014
Installed Capacity (MW) 269.4 286.45
Generation (GW·h) 466 504

References[edit]

  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.