September 28, 2015 EWPA's blog - Tuul
This week, Dominion Virginia Power said it still hoped to build a couple of wind turbines off Virginia Beach. The federal government has promised more than $50 million for planning and construction, but the utility could only find one company willing to build the demonstration project, and it wanted far more money than the firm was willing to pay. Dominion says it will seek a new round of bids early next year. Read more »
August 27, 2015 EWPA's blog - Tuul
How do you create jobs, drive the economy and also do the right thing by the environment? GE’s partners from the Estonian Wind Power Cluster recently visited the United States, exploring how the country is going to increase wind energy production, and examined the type of opportunities it might create for European businesses. They shared with us their views on US energy policy, a part of which is the Clean Power Plan, just launched by US President Barack Obama and the US Environmental Protection Agency.
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August 4, 2015 EWPA's blog - Tuul
Strong and steady winds in the first half of 2015 led to a record production of wind energy. There was 385 GWh of wind energy produced in Estonia during the first six months, which is 40% more than in 2014 at the same time. Read more »
June 22, 2015 EWPA's blog - etea
The most distant island of Estonia is called Ruhnu where less than 60 habitants live all year round. The island does not have electricity grid connected to the mainland and relies on expensive diesel generation. Mainly for that reason but also thanks to good wind the Estonian Wind Power Cluster – a consortium working under the Estonian Wind Power Association decided to gather over 20 people and give its effort on making the island more green.
June 15, 2015 EWPA's blog - Tuul
February 10, 2015 EWPA's blog - Tuul
The Economic Affairs Committee of Riigikogu has sent to the second reading a modified draft of the Electricity Market Act, which is on the opinion of Estonian Wind Power Association a legal spoilage due to inconsistency with the Constitution, Memorandum of Mutual Understanding made renewable energy producers as well as with the State Aid authorisation. We find that the draft can not be adopted and sent such an appeal to all Members of the Riigikogu.
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February 6, 2015 EWPA's blog - Tuul
In 2014, wind turbines produced 576,0 GWh electicity, which is just over 6% of country’s total consumption, according to Elering. The output of wind energy grew 9 percent year on year. The ceiling of subsidized wind energy set out in the Electricity Market Act, 600 GWh per calendar year, was however not achieved in 2014.
February 4, 2015 EWPA's blog - Tuul
The European offshore wind industry saw new capacity installations decline by 84 MW (5.34%) in 2014 as the sector stabilised following record figures the previous year. In 2014, 408 new offshore turbines were fully grid connected, adding 1,483 MW to the European system. An average 5,9MW offshore wind capacity in a day was installed last year.
Seven facts from EWEA 2014 European Offshore Wind Industry report:
1. The total installed capacity for Europe now stands at 8,045MW – 74 offshore wind farms in 11 European countries. Read more »