February 8, 2017 EWPA's blog - etea
Offshore wind professionals are discussing this week development plans at the WINDFORCE Baltic Sea conference in Tallinn. The conference was opened by Kadri Simson, the Minister of Economy & Communications together with the leaders of the Estonian and German Wind Power Associations – Martin Kruus and Andreas Wellbrock. Read more »
January 26, 2017 EWPA's blog - etea
Wind Europe has released its 2016 report on offshore wind power in Europe, where the industry announced a record €18.2 billion of investments in new wind farms to be built in the coming years. This represents a further 4.9 GW of new offshore wind power capacity.
Europe installed 1,558 MW of new offshore wind in 2016 with cumulative capacity reaching 12,631 MW. Last year’s 1.5 GW new installations were in 3 countries – Germany (813MW), the Netherlands (691 MW) and the UK (56 MW) – spread across 7 wind farms. They represent 338 wind turbines with an average size of 4.8 MW, up from 4.2 MW in 2015. Last year, saw the first 8 MW turbines deployed in the UK.
Read more from the report published by Wind Europe.
January 23, 2017 EWPA's blog - etea
accounted for 41.7 percent of total renewable energy production and wind farms produced 589 GWh of electric energy in Estonia during 2016, 15 percent less than in 2015. Unlike in 2015, the 600 GWh cap set for the amount of eligible for subsidization per year was not achieved last year, the transmission system operator Elering said on Monday.
December 28, 2016 EWPA's blog - etea
WINDFORCE Baltic Sea 2017 – the two day conference dedicated to the offshore wind power in the Baltic Sea will take place for the fifth time, this time in Tallinn, on the 8 and 9th of February 2017. The conference will be opened by Ms Kadri Simson, the Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure of Estonia.
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 »