Enefit Green, the renewable energy subsidiary of Estonia’s energy company Eesti Energia, produced nearly 122 gigawatt hours (GWh) of electricity in April of this year, which is 44 per cent more than in the same month a year ago. The renewable energy produced by Enefit Green would be sufficient to supply electricity for one year to 41,000 average consumption households.
According to the chairman of the management board of Enefit Green, Aavo Kärmas, the good production results for April are explained by the strong winds, especially in the first half of the month.
“We can also be very satisfied with the reliability of our wind farms, which allowed us to maximise production during this period of good wind conditions,” said Mr Kärmas.
Enefit Green’s production results for April, in addition to wind farms, include the production capacities of solar parks in Estonia and Poland, cogeneration plants in Iru, Paide, Valka and Broceni, the hydroelectricity plant in Keila-Joa, as well as the renewable energy solution of Ruhnu. These facilities produced nearly 18 GWh of electricity in total.
The increase in renewable energy production is contributing to Eesti Energia’s strategic goal of producing 45 per cent of its electricity from renewable and alternative sources by 2023.
Enefit Green is a renewable energy company belonging to the Eesti Energia group that currently owns 20 wind farms in Estonia and Lithuania, four cogeneration plants in Iru, Paide, Valka and Broceni, one hydroelectric power plant in Keila-Joa, 36 solar power plants in Estonia and Poland, and a pellet factory in Latvia. The company is one of the largest renewable energy producers in the region and the largest producer of wind energy.