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Offshore wind in Europe grew 25% in 2017

February 6, 2018 EWPA's blog - etea

2017 was a record year for offshore wind in Europe according to statistics released today by WindEurope. Europe installed 3.1 GW of new offshore wind, taking total capacity to 15.8 GW, an increase of 25% in just one year. Read more »

Lithuania and Estonia sell renewables statistics to Luxembourg

October 30, 2017 EWPA's blog - etea

On Oct 26th, Lithuania and Luxembourg signed a cooperation agreement on the statistical transfer of renewable energy which helps Luxembourg to achieve its national renewable energy target by receiving a statistical transfer of a specified amount of renewable energy produced in Lithuania. The same day, the Estonian Government authorized its Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure to sign a similar agreement with Luxembourg which will likely take place in Tallinn on the 7th of November, 2017. This is the first time ever when cooperation mechanisms are used so one EU Member State can reach its renewable energy target with the help of another one.  Read more »

The Government approved the Estonian Energy Development Plan until 2030

October 26, 2017 EWPA's blog - etea

The Estonian Government has confirmed the Estonian Energy Development Plan until 2030 (ENMAK), that sees that by 2030 the share of renewable energy accounts for 50% of final consumption of domestic electricity and 80% of the heat generated in Estonia. Wind and biomass are the biggest resources of renewables in Estonia. To achieve the targets of the plan also offshore wind power has to deployed.  Read more »

RMK puts Tootsi properties up for auction

October 17, 2017 EWPA's blog - etea

The supervisory board of the state forest management company RMK has decided to put the land of Tootsi wind farm up for sale with a starting price of 12.3 million euros. The public auction will take place at RMK offices at Toompuiestee 24, Tallinn at 2 p.m. on Nov. 8, 2017.

The Tootsi wind farm property is situated on 160 hectares in the territory of the Vandra rural municipality in Parnu County. It consists of 40 cadastral units 38 of which have been designated for wind turbines and two for wind measuring towers. Read more »

Claude Turmes supports offshore wind power in the Baltic Sea

October 6, 2017 EWPA's blog - etea

Claude Turmes, the President of EUFORES and a member of the European Parliament signed last Friday at the EUFORES Inter-Parliamentary Meeting in Tallinn a support letter of the Baltic Sea Declaration to boost the development of offshore wind power in the Baltic Sea region.

The Baltic Sea Declaration was signed in June 2017 by the Finnish, Swedish, Danish, Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian, German and Polish wind power associations to harness significantly more offshore wind power potential in the Baltic Sea Region and thereby increase both the region’s renewable energy production and economic growth. Read more »

WindEurope urges Estonia to stimulate regional cooperation on offshore wind in the Baltic

October 2, 2017 EWPA's blog - etea

The Baltic Sea is a promising market for offshore wind energy in Europe. The basin offers extremely favorable climate and logistical conditions such as strong and stable winds, low waves, shallow waters and close distances to shore.

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Offshore wind power brings together more than 100 professionals in Tallinn

February 8, 2017 EWPA's blog - etea

20170208Offshore 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 »

Europe invested last year record €18 billion euros in offshore wind energy

January 26, 2017 EWPA's blog - etea

WE offshore 26.01.2017Wind 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.

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