Wind Energy in Estonia
- As of 31.12.2015 there were 136 wind turbines installed in Estonia with a total capacity of 302,91 MW. You can find a table with all the wind farms here.
- The turbines produced 692,5 GWh electricity in 2015, making almost 9% of the total consumption in Estonia. For the first time the 600 GWh annual production limit was reached last year. According to the renewable energy support system in Estonia, wind turbines receive subsidy only until 600 GWh is produced. This happened during Christmas in 2015, after which the turbines did not get any subsidy that year but only the electricity price from the market.
- In 2015 three old turbines were decomissioned in Saaremaa and replaced with one turbine. No new wind farms were added during 2015. There is a 7,05MW Tooma II wind park under construction in the West of Estonia.
- In the end of 2013 there were small-scale wind turbines (to 11 kW) with a total capacity of 173,20 kW connected to the Elektrilevi (main distribution grid operator in Estonia) grid. A record 13 small wind turbines were installed during 2013 (128 kW). Even though the following years have been sucessful in adding micro production facilities to the grid, it has mostly been solar energy and only couple of small scale wind turbines are added per year.
Estonian wind farms on the map.
Wind power capacity built in Estonia: