Wind power in Estonia

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Pakri wind farm near Paldiski generating 18.4 MW.[1]
Transportation of a wind turbine to Aulepa, Estonia

As of 2020, Estonia has a wind power installed capacity of about 320 MW.[2] All operational wind farms in the country are on land. Offshore wind farms are planned on Lake Peipus and in the Baltic Sea near the island of Hiiumaa.[3][4]

Onshore wind energy[edit]

Three major offshore projects are planned in Estonia, with a total capacity of 1490 MW: a 700 MW project near the island of Hiiumaa by Nelja Energia, a 600 MW project in Gulf of Riga by Eesti Energia, and a 190 MW farm near the western coast of Estonia by Neugrund OÜ.[5]

Statistics[edit]

The table below shows the installed capacity and production of wind farms in Estonia:[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
Production (GWh) 1 6 8 54 76 91 133 172 299 373
Year 2012 2013 2014 2017 2018 2019[9] 2020[10]
Installed capacity (MW) 269.4 279.9 302.7 309.96 309.96 320 320
Production (GWh) 466 552 690 823

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pakri 18,4 MW Wind Farm 4energia.ee.
  2. ^ https://tuuleenergia.ee/
  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.
  9. ^ https://energiatalgud.ee/Tuuleenergia_ressurss
  10. ^ https://tuuleenergia.ee/

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