Eesti Energia’s renewable energy company Enefit Green produced 160-gigawatt hours of electricity in February 2020, which is ca. 15% more than in the same month a year ago. In February 2019, Enefit Green produced 141-gigawatt hours of electricity.
The electricity produced in this February would be enough to cover the average consumption of about 54,000 households for a year.
Most of the production came from the company's wind farms in Estonia and Lithuania, which produced 144 gigawatt hours of electricity.
According to Aavo Kärmas, Chairman of the Management Board of Enefit Green, after a January that offered the company's all-time record production of 165 gigawatt hours, Enefit Green was pleased to see continuing strong winds also in February. “Thanks to the favourable weather conditions, we also achieved higher production than in February 2019,” commented Kärmas.
In addition to the wind farms, Enefit Green's production results for February also include the production volumes of the company's solar farms in Estonia and Poland, the Iru, Paide, Valka and Broceni cogeneration plants, Keila-Joa hydroelectric power plant and the Ruhnu renewable energy solution, which gave about 16 gigawatt hours of electricity in total.
In addition to electricity, Enefit Green's Iru, Paide and Valka cogeneration plants also produced about 50 gigawatt hours of heat, which remained on the level of January.
The increase of renewable energy production is contributing to Eesti Energia's strategic goal of producing 45 percent of its electricity from renewable and alternative sources by 2023.
Enefit Green is a renewable energy company belonging to the Eesti Energia group that 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.