Enefit Green renewable electricity production up 15 percent on year ({{contentCtrl.commentsTotal}})

Enefit wind turbine. Photo is illustrative.
Enefit wind turbine. Photo is illustrative. Source: Eesti Energia

Enefit Green, the renewable energy subsidiary of Estonian state-owned energy group Eesti Energia, produced 96 gigawatt-hours of renewable electricity in May, 15 percent more than in May 2019. The company's renewable electricity production grew on year for the seventh consecutive month.

Electricity produced by Enefit Green last month would be sufficient to supply a year's worth of energy to nearly 32,000 households at average consumption, the company said in a press release.

"We have been able to ensure good reliability of our production units, which has enabled us to grow our renewable electricity production," said Enefit Green board chairman Aavo Kärmas. "At the same time, compared with the same period last year, our solar electricity production has grown significantly, because in addition to Estonian parks, our solar power plants in Poland, which were acquired a year ago, are now showing good production."

Enefit Green's production results for May include output from Estonian and Lithuanian wind farms, solar parks in Estonia and Poland, cogeneration plants in Iru, Paide, Valka and Broceni, the hydroelectric power plant in Keila-Joa, and the renewable energy solution in Ruhnu.

Last month, the company's Iru, Paide and Valka cogeneration plants also produced 41 gigawatt-hours of heat.

The increase in renewable energy production will help contribute to Eesti Energia's strategic goal of producing 45 percent of electricity from renewable and alternative sources by 2023, the company said.

Enefit Green owns 20 wind farms in Estonia and Lithuania, four cogeneration plants in Iru, Paide, Valka and Broceni, a hydropower plant in Keila-Joa, 36 solar power plants in Estonia and Poland, and a pellet plant in Latvia.

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