President Toomas Hendrik Ilves opened a new wind farm in Estonia




18 new 2.5 MW turbines were erected on the Pakri peninsula supplying power to 50,000 average Estonian households

 “The Paldiski wind farm is a good example of successful cooperation between two energy producers, the synergy has led to one of Estonia’s biggest wind farms,” said chairman of AS Nelja Energia’s management board, Martin Kruus. Based on Nordic and Estonian capital, Nelja Energia is the biggest wind energy producer in the Baltics, operating a total of 223 MW in wind farms, of which 144 MW are in Estonia – in the north-eastern part of the country as well as in Lääne County and Paldiski.

Today, Estonia has a total 126 wind turbines with a total output of 269.4 MW, covering 6% of Estonia’s electricity consumption.

For more information visit Estonian Wind Energy Association's homepage at www.tuuleenergia.ee/en

From left to right: Ando Leppiman (Deputy Secretary General for Energy in the Estonian Ministry of Economy), Sandor Liive (CEO of Eesti Energia), Toomas Hendrik Ilves (President of Estonia), Nikolai Pichugov (Chairmen of City Council of Paldiski), Pierre Viallefond (Renewable Sales Executive EMEA, GE Power & Water), Stanislav Tšerepanov (Mayor of Paldiski City) and Martin Kruus (CEO of Nelja Energia).