Estonian off-shore wind farm project approved; others follow
Having attained necessary paperwork for the Hiiumaa Offshore Wind Farm, that has taken almost decade, the last hurdle is financing and 4Energia has proposed to utilize the EU’s cooperation mechanism for the large funding, Clean Technica news portal reported on Monday, February 28. The multi-year permitting process has also been taken up by Estonian state energy giant Eesti Energia, which has recently submitted its application to build a 700–1,000-MW capacity offshore wind farm south of Kihnu Island in the Baltic Sea Bay of Riga.
Meanwhile, Neugrund, a startup firm, proposes to develop the Neugrund Offshore Wind Farm on Estonia’s North coast up by the Gulf of Finland with a planned capacity between 100 MW and 234 MW.
Estonian renewable energy firm 4Energia has been permitted to build a 700 MW to 1,000 MW off-shore wind farm northwest of the island of Hiiumaa in the Baltic Sea.