In May, for the first time in history, half of all power consumption from Elektrilevi was covered by the output of small plants
In May, electricity producers connected to Elektrilevi supplied nearly 86 GWh to the grid. This represents a 28 GWh (or nearly 50%) increase compared to May last year. Compared to April, the amount supplied to the grid increased by 5%. 80% of the electricity supplied to the grid was generated from solar energy.
‘Estonians undeniably have faith in renewable energy, as evidenced by the consistently high numbers of applications to join our solar power system. On two dates in May (8 and 22 May), for the first time, electricity producers connected to Elektrilevi’s network supplied enough electrical energy to the grid to cover half of the total amount of power drawn from Elektrilevi. I am sure that the day when the electricity producers connected to our network are able to cover all consumption is not far off,’ commented Mihkel Härm, a member of the management board of Elektrilevi.
‘At the moment, we are still falling short in the regions of Saaremaa and Hiiumaa, where offers are not always affordable to everyone, but we have discussed the matter with the state and are working on solutions. The residents of Hiiumaa and Saaremaa can still build new solar farms for their own use at reasonable connection costs,’ Härm added.
In May 2022, Elektrilevi received 1,077 applications for connection 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).
The distribution of the 1,077 connection applications submitted in May is as follows:
The number of connection contracts entered into in May was 572, including:
In May, network connections were completed for a total of 113 electricity producers, including:
See Elektrilevi’s map of available capacities HERE.