Estonian Eesti Energia, Nelja Energia inaugurate 45 MW onshore wind farm
Aug 14, 2013 - Estonian renewable energy developer Nelja Energia, also known as 4Energia, and state-owned energy company Eesti Energia officially launched on Tuesday their jointly-owned 45 MW onshore wind farm in north-western Estonia, the companies said.
The Paldiski wind farm consists of 18 wind turbines of 2.5 MW each, produced in Germany by turbine manufacturer GE WindEnergy, a subsidiary of US conglomerate General Electric Co (NYSE:GE). The total cost of the farm comes to EUR 62 million (USD 82m).
The Paldiski wind farm is situated on the Pakri peninsula of north-western Estonia, where Nelja Energia already operates another, of 18.4 MW. Thus, the peninsula's combined 63.4 MW of turbines is equal to nearly a quarter of Estonia's 269.4 MW installed wind capacity, generating 6% of the country's electricity consumption.
This is the fourth wind farm for Eesti Energia, raising its wind power capacity to 111 MW.
Nelja Energia, one of the largest wind energy producers in the Baltic States, already operates 15 wind farms of a total 223 MW in the region.