Estonia launches process to approve first offshore wind farms

The Estonia Government has started a process to issue building permits in addition to other steps taken to construct the country’s first offshore wind farms in the Baltic Sea, with a total planned capacity of around 1,380 MW. The government has also initiated an environmental assessment. A final decision on when the work would start is yet to be taken. The largest of the three planned wind farms is being undertaken by state-owned utility Eesti Energia, which plans to build up to 160 turbines, with a capacity of up to 1,000 MW. The utility aims to make the plants operational before 2030.


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