Building solar parks is gaining momentum

11.05.2019

Last year, the 19 solar parks built by Enefit Green, Eesti Energia's renewable energy company, started working in April, producing a total of 348 megawatt-hours of electricity per month.

Three more stations will be launched in May. Enefit Green's solar portfolio is currently 20 solar parks all over Estonia.

Although we are not yet talking about a large amount of solar power, Aavo Kärmas, Chairman of the Board of Enefit Green, believes that solar energy has come to stay, and the company has taken the first serious steps in developing this field.


“In 2018, Enefit Green invested a total of five million euros in solar energy and built 7 megawatts of solar power stations. Our goal for 2023 is to grow our solar portfolio to least 50 megawatts. This means that our plans are big and the significant growth in this area is still ahead, ”said Kärmas.

In the field of wind energy, April was significantly more peaceful than the first quarter of the year, as the average wind speed in April was low compared to the windy February and March. In total, the wind production of Enefit Green in April was nearly 70 gigawatt-hours of electricity, of which more than half was produced by wind farms in Lithuania, where wind conditions were somewhat better.

“The quieter wind month enabled us to plan regular maintenance of our wind farms for this period to ensure even better wind turbine performance. This is necessary to allow us to take the most of the windy months and reach the ambitious goal of Eesti Energia, which is to produce at least 40% of electricity from renewable or alternative sources in 2022, ”commented Aavo Kärmas.

In total, the total electricity production of Enefit Green in March was nearly 85 gigawatt-hours, which includes the production volumes of the Iru, Paide, Valka and Brocen power plants, Keila-Joa hydroelectric power plant and Ruhnu renewable energy solution in addition to the amount of production of wind farms and solar stations.

Enefit Green is a renewable energy company owned by Eesti Energia, which produces electricity and heat in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania from wind, water, biomass, sun, biogas and mixed municipal waste.