Mon, 05/22/2017 - 10:03
Three eligible power plants were added to Elering’s network
In the past number of weeks, Elering has deemed the power plants of three clients to be in compliance with requirements, denoting a successful finish to the accession process.
In April, Elering deemed the Utilitas Tallinna Elektrijaam OÜ and, at the beginning of May, Tooma wind farm of Hanila Tuulepargid OÜ and Rõuste wind farm of Skinest Energia AS production appliances to be eligible. The gross production capacity of the above-mentioned plants is 46, 23 and 12 megawatts, respectively.
“The more power plants we have producing quality electricity in the Estonian electricity system, the more secure consumers can be that the lights will be on at all times. This is why we support building new power plants irrespective of the energy source used for electricity production. Elering is making efforts to develop the accession process, so that it would take place as conveniently and quickly as possible for the client,” commented Elering’s Chairman of the Board, Taavi Veskimägi.
Power plants added to the network are not allowed to damage the electricity appliances of consumers. “The electricity network can make the quality of electricity worse, not better. This is particularly important in terms of the separation of the Baltic countries from the Russian electricity system, because every power plant plays a significantly greater part in a small electricity system,” explained Veskimägi.
Elering has currently about ten power plants pending to be joined to the electricity transmission network.
Deeming the new power plants that use renewable energy to be in compliance with requirements is a step towards a national objective imposed on Estonia by the EU’s Renewable Energy Directive, according to which the share of renewable energy in Estonia has to be 25 per cent of consumption by 2020.