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Enefit Green will set up Estonia’s largest wind vitality website

Enefit Green signed an settlement to amass the Tootsi wind farm challenge from Eesti Energia and plans to construct the wind farms in Tootsi and Sopi, Estonia, on the similar time. Põhja-Pärnumaa will thus turn into the most important wind vitality manufacturing space in Estonia, doubling Estonia’s present wind vitality output. According to the plans, the wind farms will begin producing electrical energy on the finish of 2024.

Tootsi wind farm with a manufacturing capability of 74 MW, thus far owned by Eesti Energia, has gone by the complete planning course of, the mandatory connections have been ensured, and constructing permits are in place.

Enefit Green’s Sopi wind farm growth with a capability of 160 MW is situated in the identical space. This challenge, too, has handed the planning section.

Enefit Green is continuous to organize the Final Investment Decisions (FID) for each initiatives concurrently and has issued tenders to discover a builder and a wind turbine producer.

According to Lauri Ulm, Head of Wind Energy at Enefit Green, the simultaneous development in Tootsi and Sopi will create probably the most highly effective and fashionable wind vitality manufacturing website in Estonia, profiting from the world of a deplered peat mine in Põhja-Pärnumaa. “38 wind generators are deliberate for these wind farms to provide nearly as a lot electrical energy as is at present produced from the wind in all of Estonia. We may even proceed working to ascertain a photo voltaic park within the space and additional improve the manufacturing of renewable vitality,” Ulm stated.

According to Hando Sutter, CEO of Eesti Energia and Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Enefit Green, the important thing to each the vitality disaster and the inexperienced revolution is the speedy improve in renewable vitality manufacturing volumes. “The extra we are able to produce renewable electrical energy, the much less we have now to make use of the dearer vitality manufacturing based mostly on fossil fuels. The renewable vitality producer Enefit Green, a part of the group of firms of Eesti Energia, will quadruple its wind and photo voltaic vitality manufacturing capability within the coming years with the Tootsi and Sopi initiatives enjoying an necessary function in attaining the vitality targets of each the corporate and the Estonian state,” Sutter stated.

The wind farms in Tootsi and Sopi are going to generate roughly 700 GWh/y of electrical energy, overlaying the annual electrical energy consumption of greater than 200 000 households. In 2021, all wind farms in Estonia produced a complete of 730 GWh of electrical energy.

The price of buying the wind farm was €26.9 million.




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