Calmer weather accompanied by the frost reduced Enefit Green's production in January
Enefit Green, the renewable energy company of Eesti Energia, produced 90.1 gigawatt-hours of electricity in January, which would be enough to provide nearly 30,000 households with electricity for a year.
Enefit Green's electricity output in January decreased by 45 percent in yearly comparison, mainly due to weather conditions.
"A year ago in January, the temperature was six degrees higher and the weather was windy, which allowed us to set an all-time production record. This year, however, there is more frost, which generally means less wind," Aavo Kärmas, Chairman of the Management Board of Enefit Green, explained.
Kärmas added that the reliability indicator of wind turbines remained at a high level, and wind farms in Estonia and Lithuania generated 73.1 gigawatt-hours of electricity in January, being still 17 percent more than in December.
In addition to renewable electricity, Enefit Green produced 58 gigawatt-hours of heat in January, which is comparable to the previous month.
The increase in renewable energy production contributes to Eesti Energia's strategic goal of producing 43 percent of electricity and heat from renewable sources in 2024.
Enefit Green is a renewable energy company that belongs to the group of Eesti Energia and owns a total of 20 wind farms in four markets - Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland - as well as 4 cogeneration plants, 36 solar power plants, a pellet plant and a hydroelectric power plant.