Pakri Peninsula to Get Wind Farm
Eesti Energia will invest 33 million euros to build a wind farm on the northern tip of Pakri Peninsula. The farm will be operational by next summer.
The farm will consist of nine wind turbines which should cover the electrical needs of approximately 20,000 households.
Construction will begin in the fall with foundation construction and wind turbine erection done by GE Energy, a subsidiary of the American company General Electric. The substation will be built by Skanska EMV. Over the summer, a company will be chosen to build roads and lay cable.
Pakri is a relatively high headland jutting out into the sea that head of Eesti Energia's renewable energy division Ando Leppiman says is a plum location for a wind farm. The location is perched 21-24 meters above sea level, with the turbine blades reaching 135 meters from the ground at the highest point.
According to Eesti Energia CEO Sandor Liive, the completion of the project would result in 70,000 fewer tons of carbon dioxide emitted. The wind farm will be rated at 22.5 megawatts, and have an annual output of 67 gigawatt hours.