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Share of renewable energy increased to sixth of Estonian total consumption in Q1

BC, Tallinn, 24.04.2015.Print version
The consumption of renewable energy in Estonia grew in the first quarter of this year and formed 17.3% of total electric energy consumption, very close to the 17.6% target set for 2020, LETA/Postimees Online reports.

A year ago, renewable energy formed 13.5% of the total consumption.


The total production of renewable energy in the first quarter was 439 GWh and the production grew by a quarter in a year, announced Elering.


Wind power accounted for 53% of the total production of renewable energy in the first quarter and has grown year-on-year 43% to 232 GWh. The start of the year was windy and the average daily wind speed increased by a third. Amounts paid for the support of wind energy grew by 37% compared to the first quarter last year, to 10.6 million euros.


Renewable energy production from biomass, biogas and waste formed 44% of all renewable energy production. From these fuels, 195 GWh of electricity was produced in three months; production increased as compared to last year's first quarter by 12%. Electricity produced from biomass, biogas and waste received in the first quarter 8.6 million euros of subsidies, 5% more than a year ago.


Hydroenergy production reached 12.2 GWh and subsidies 471,000 euros.


4,000 euros of subsidies was paid for solar-produced electricity for 0.1 GWh while the amount of recipients has increased by nearly a hundred to 211 producers in a year.


Elering paid renewable energy support in first quarter for a total of 367 GWh. In monetary terms, the amount of subsidies for renewable energy grew by 20.2% to 19.7 million euros.


1.6 mln euros of efficient cogeneration subsidy was paid in the first quarter, 5.8% more than at the same time last year. The amount of electricity reached 52 GWH.

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