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Estonian Wind Power Association welcomed new members, re-elected the board and updated its strategy

Estonian news, EWPA's blog - etea May 18, 2016

ETEA yldkoosolek 06.05.2016The 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.

Nordex is a German wind turbine producer, whose turbines are used in Estonia in the Pakri wind farm. There are eight Nordex N-90 type wind turbines, each with a capacity of 2.3 MW running in Pakri. Marble Management manages the company Marble Invest OÜ, who invests in green technology and has in its portfolio a novel micro inverter developer Ubik Solutions OÜ and a pumped-storage hydro power plant developer Energiasalv OÜ.

The general meeting also elected a board of directors for the next three years. Former board members – Martin Kruus, Innar Kaasik and Peep Siitam were re-elected. Martin Kruus represents the Nelja Energia group and has led the Estonian Wind Power Association since 2009. Innar Kaasik works in Eesti Energia as the Head of Renewable Energy and Co-generation unit and has been active in the board of the wind power association since 2012. Peep Siitam has been the Head of Energy and Green Economy division within the Estonian Development Fund as well as the member of the Supervisory Council of Eesti Energia. Today he leads the company Pakri Energy Island. Peep Siitam has been in the board of the Estonian Wind Power Association since 2009.

The members of the wind power association also approved the goals and activities for the coming year. We continue to contribute in creating the legislation that supports the development of wind power in Estonia by involving both local authorities as well as cooperating with the Baltic and Nordic associations. We also plan to boost the co-operation with trade schools and universities to improve the level of wind energy education in Estonia. The annual meeting also decided to create an offshore working group that focuces on innovative solutions how to decrease the cost of offshore wind power and offer the most competitive renewable energy in our region.

The Estonian Wind Power Association unites members whose wind power capacity in Estonia makes 94% of the total Estonian wind power capacity.

 

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