The capacity in Elektrilevi’s network in April broke records once again
In April 2022, Elektrilevi received 1090 applications from electricity producers. The most popular option continues to be connection as a micro-producer, i.e. a solar power plant with a capacity of up to 15 kilowatts (kW).
Electricity producers connected to Elektrilevi supplied the network in April with nearly 81 GWh. This represents a 27 GWh (51%) increase compared to April of last year. The capacity supplied to the network by electricity producers reached 378 MW on 21 April 2022 (at 14:00). The maximum capacity supplied to the network increased by 31 MW, i.e. 9% compared to March.
At the same time, the maximum capacity supplied to the network by solar power plants was 341 MW (the maximum capacity in April 2021 was 208 MW).
“The popularity of solar power plants is evident when you drive around Estonia,” said Mihkel Härm, chairman of the management board of Elektrilevi. “In addition to solar parks on fields, solar panels can be seen on the roofs of several farm complexes, private residences, apartment buildings and elsewhere. The 50% increase in the capacity supplied to Elektrilevi’s network compared to last year is significant. Currently, we can boldly say that interest in new solar parks has not slowed down and we will definitely see even larger production numbers in the future.”
The following is the distribution of the 1090 connection applications submitted in April:
The number of connection contracts entered into in April was 619, including:
In April, network connections were completed for a total of 258 electricity producers, including: