Enefit Green produced 450 GWh of renewable energy in the first quarter
Enefit Green, the subsidiary of Eesti Energia producing renewable energy, produced 450 gigawatt-hours of renewable energy in the first quarter of the year 2020, which is close to one fifth more than for the same period last year.
The electricity produced during the quarter is sufficient for the annual consumption of 150 000 average households.
The positive results of the quarter arose from the strong production figures for each of the first three months of the year, which have exceeded the results of the relevant months of the previous year. The production level for January 2020 was the best result ever for Enefit Green, reaching 165 gigawatt-hours. The total production for February 2020 was 160 gigawatt-hours and for March 2020 it was 125 gigawatt-hours of renewable energy.
The highest contribution to the production results was made by wind parks, which in the three months of the year produced 400 gigawatt-hours of renewable energy. The remainder came from the company’s cogeneration plants, solar parks and the Ruhnu renewable energy solution, as well as the Keila-Joa hydroelectricity plant.
The chairman of the board of Enefit Green, Aavo Kärmas, acknowledges that there is every reason to be satisfied with production in the first quarter. „The first three months of Enefit Green’s production have been promoted by favourable and stable wind conditions, thanks to which we were able to increase our production results by nearly one fifth, compared with the previous year. Heating production, at the same time, has however decreased, which results from the significantly warmer weather.”
In summary, heating production for the first quarter for Enefit Green was 150 gigawatt-hours of energy, which is nearly one fifth less than for the same period a year ago. The decline in heat production was caused by the exceptionally warm winter.
Enefit Green is a renewable energy company belonging to the Eesti Energia group that currently owns 20 wind farms in Estonia and Lithuania, four cogeneration plants in Iru, Paide, Valka and Broceni, one hydroelectric power plant in Keila-Joa, 36 solar power plants in Estonia and Poland, and a pellet factory in Latvia. The company is one of the largest renewable energy producers in the region and the largest producer of wind energy.