June 15, 2016 EWPA's blog - etea
Record wind industry growth was reflected in a 5% increase in employment in the sector, which now employs 1.1 million* people. Today, on Global Wind Day, the industry highlights the socio-economic benefits generated by the global wind industry, in addition to supplying clean power. Global Wind Day is a worldwide event that occurs annually on 15 June: a day for discovering wind energy, its power and the possibilities it holds to reshape our energy systems, decarbonise our economies, build new industries and create new jobs. Read more »
The Estonian Wind Power Association hold its annual general meeting on the 6th of May in Pirita, Tallinn. Two new members were welcomed to the association: Nordex Energy GmbH ja Marble Management OÜ. Read more »
May 9, 2016 EWPA's blog - etea
The renewable energy company Nelja Energia has begun energy production at its biggest wind farm in the Baltic States. The 60 MW Šilute wind farm is situated in the South-West of Lithuania and consists of 24 turbines each with a capacity of 2,5 MW. That makes 12 % of the total wind power capacity in Lithuania. Read more »
March 17, 2016 EWPA's blog - etea
The Estonian Government decided to support proceeding with the changes in the Electricity Market Act, that able Estonia to participate in the renewable energy cooperation mechanisms with those EU Member States, that cannot achieve their national renewable energy targets.
Estonia is the first country in the European Union who has already fulfilled its overall renewable energy target and has significantly higher potential in renewable energy. Therefore, Estonia is interested in selling its surplus to those countries that for one reason or another have difficulties in the deployment of renewable energy. Read more »
October 12, 2015 EWPA's blog - etea
Estonian Wind Power Association held an Info Day for its members in Tallinn on 3rd of November. The event was organized together with the German-Baltic Chamber of Commerce. For more information please click here.
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 »