Estonia Opens Wind Farm at Former Soviet Training Site

Estonia Opens Wind Farm at Former Soviet Training Site

Agence France-Presse (AFP) recently reported that Estonia has begun operating the first three turbines at the new Pakri Wind Farm located in the town of Paldiski, the home of a former Soviet Union nuclear submarine training center.

According to AFP, the new wind farm, which is scheduled to install five additional turbines later this month, has a total investment cost of 24 million euros (approximately $32 million), with an anticipated annual output of 56 gigawatt hours.

“Paldiski has been associated with the Soviet border guards and military pollution,” said managing director Hannu Lamp of Tuulepargid, the company developing the Pakri wind farm. “From now on, it will have a new side to it, as a clean energy place. It’s among the very first wind power projects anywhere where the economic feasibility is achieved through the sale of [carbon dioxide] CO2 reductions under the joint implementation scheme of the Kyoto Protocol.”

(AFP: 1/16)

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