Põhisisu

Today, Eesti Energia and Nelja Energia opened a joint wind park on the northern tip of the Pakri Peninsula, costing 62 million euros.

“A power plant was added to Eesti Energia’s production portfolio because the wind conditions on the Pakri Peninsula are quite favourable,” said Sandor Liive, Head of Eesti Energia.

According to Martin Kruus, Head of Nelja Energia, the Paldiski wind park is a good example of the successful cooperation of two energy producers, the synergy of which has created one of Estonia’s biggest wind farms.

The Pakri Peninsula is a good place for establishing a wind power plant, because the peninsula’s limestone plateau is located 21–24 metres above sea level and the wind conditions there are favourable.

The height of the wind turbine from the ground to its highest tip is 135 metres. The wind turbines of the Paldiski wind park are manufactured in Germany, by internationally known wind turbine manufacturer GE Wind Energy.

In total, 18 new wind turbines with the nominal power of 2.5 megawatts were erected on the Pakri Peninsula, nine of which are owned by Eesti Energia and nine by Nelja Energia.

With the older Pakri wind turbines, the wind power plants established on the peninsula cover the electricity demands of 50,000 average Estonian families.

On the Pakri Peninsula, electricity has been produced since 2004 when the first wind turbine owned by Nelja Energia was connected to the grid. Today, there are a total of 26 wind turbines on the Pakri Peninsula, 17 of which are owned by Nelja Energia and nine by Eesti Energia. The total combined output of the wind turbines is 63.4 MW.

Paldiski is also the first town in Estonia where 100% renewable energy is produced, supplying more than the town consumes.

The wind park turbines (generators, rotors, blades and towers) were discharged at Paldiski South Harbour, by ESTEVE Terminal AS.