Windy September doubled Enefit Green's renewable electricity production compared to August
Eesti Energia's renewable energy subsidiary Enefit Green produced 108 gigawatt-hours of renewable electricity in September, which is more than twice as much as in August (55 gigawatt-hours).
Compared to September of the previous year, production increased by one tenth. Amount of the renewable electricity produced in September would be enough to cover the electricity needs of nearly 36,000 average-consumption households for a year.
According to Aavo Kärmas, Chairman of the Management Board of Enefit Green, the company's renewable electricity production doubled in September compared to August. "The growth was due to significantly better wind conditions, because in September there was more wind than in average. Thanks to this and the good reliability of the wind turbines, we were able to increase our renewable electricity production again compared to the previous year," commented Kärmas.
The 108 gigawatt-hour production result of September includes the outturns of Estonian and Lithuanian wind farms, solar parks in Estonia and Poland, Iru, Paide, Valka and Broceni cogeneration plants, Keila-Joa hydroelectric power plant and Ruhnu renewable energy solution.
Enefit Green's heat production from the Iru and Paide cogeneration plants in Estonia and the Valka and Brocen cogeneration plants in Latvia amounted to 26 gigawatt-hours in September.
The increase in renewable energy production will contribute 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 subsidiary of the Eesti Energia Group, currently owning a total of 20 wind farms in four markets - Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland - as well as 4 cogeneration plants, 36 solar power plants, a pellet plant and a hydroelectric power plant.