Biggest wind farm in Baltics planned for Ida-Viru County ({{commentsTotal}})

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The region's largest win farm, with 30 large turbines, producing 100 megawatts of power, will be constructed in the eastern part of the country, with construction beginning in 2016.

The turbines have been especially designed for Estonia, use technology created in Estonia, and will be partially constructed in Estonia, Saarte Hääl reported.

The height of each turbine will be 130 meters with blade diameters reaching 120 meters.

The first turbines should be up and running in 2016 and the project will cost 165 million euros.

The share of renewable energy in total electricity production in Estonia hit 17.3 percent in the first quarter, very close to the 17.6-percent-goal for 2020. Wind power makes up 43 percent of all renewable sources, but government subsidies are running out due to the fast pace of growth in the renewable energy sector. According to current estimates, state subsidies for 2015 will run out in the third quarter.

Editor: J.M. Laats