Wind power in Estonia

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Pakri wind farm near Paldiski generating 18.4 MW.[1]

As of 31.12.2018, Estonia has a wind power installed capacity of about 309,96 MW.[2] All wind farms are on land, offshore farms are planned on Lake Peipus and in the Baltic Sea near the island of Hiiumaa.[3][4]

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.[5]

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:[6][7][8]

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 77.7 141.7 148.6 183.9
Generation (GW·h) 1 6 8 54 76 91 133 172 299 373
Year 2012 2013 2014
Installed Capacity (MW) 269.4 279.9 302.7
Generation (GW·h) 466 552

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pakri 18,4 MW Wind Farm 4energia.ee.
  2. ^ "Installed capacity". EWPA. Retrieved 3 July 2019.
  3. ^ Hiiumaa Wind Farm 4energia.ee.
  4. ^ Peipsile võib kerkida mitusada tuulikut. 21 October 2007. Postimees. (In Estonian)
  5. ^ "List of wind energy developments in Estonia". EWPA. Retrieved 28 April 2012.
  6. ^ "Estonian Wind Energy". EWPA. Retrieved 28 April 2012.
  7. ^ "Production of wind energy grew significally in 2010". EWPA. Retrieved 28 April 2012.
  8. ^ "Share of renewable energy in electricity production is increasing". stat.ee. Retrieved 28 April 2012.