Estonian news - Tuul April 22, 2014
Wind parks of Nelja Energia received the biggest amount of renewable energy support in March, 1.8 million euros of the total of 6.1 million euros disbursed by the Estonian transmission system operator Elering during the month.
Elering paid out altogether 6.1 million euros in renewable energy subsidies and 530,837 euros in support for high efficiency cogeneration last month. In the first three months of the year renewable energy subsidies totaled 15.7 million euros and high efficiency cogeneration subsidies 1.6 million euros.
Companies of the Finnish Fortum group in Estonia, Anne Soojus AS and Fortum Eesti AS, received respectively 805,114 and 831,229 euros of subsidy in March. Their three-month subsidy for producing energy from renewable sources and high efficiency cogeneration added up to 4.8 million euros.
The state-owned energy giant Eesti Energia received 940,098 euros and its Aulepa wind generating arm Eesti Energia Aulepa Tuuleelektrijaam OU 407,959 euros in renewable energy subsidies in March and 3.3 million euros in January-March.
Tallinna Elektrijaam, operator of the Vao cogeneration plant outside the capital Tallinn, was paid a subsidy of 794,144 euros in March. In the first three months of 2013 the company’s subsidies amounted to 2.3 million euros.