In July, electricity producers connected to Elektrilevi supplied nearly 87 GWh to the grid. The
amount supplied to the grid increased by nearly 14.7 GWh (20%) compared to last July, but decreased by nearly 2 GWh
compared to June.
The maximum capacity supplied to the solar power grid in July was 339.4 MW (349 MW last month and the maximum solar
capacity last July was 261 MW).
“Considering high electricity prices, it is completely understandable that Estonians are extremely interested in the
production of solar power,” said Mihkel Härm, Chairman of the Management Board of Elektrilevi. “Solar power
for personal use can be produced anywhere in Estonia. For it to be possible to sell more and more renewable
electricity to the grid, we have to increase the grid’s transmission capacity.
In order to eliminate the largest points of concern, an additional 55 million euros will
need to be invested. However, if we want to ensure the connection of micro-producers at a reasonable price all over
Estonia, we will have to invest 300 million euros in the power grid in five years. The 8 million euros allocated to
Elektrilevi from the supplementary budget, which will help connect nearly 4500 solar power producers to the grid, is
definitely a step in the right direction.”
The distribution of the 1271 connection applications submitted in July is as follows:
electricity producers producing over 15 kW: 225 applications with a total capacity of 77.4 MW;
micro-producers, i.e. those producing up to 15 kW: 1046 applications with a total capacity of 12.8 MW.
The number of connection contracts entered into in July was 415, including:
electricity producers producing over 15 kW: 28 contracts with a total capacity of 23.0 MW;
micro-producers, i.e. those producing up to 15 kW: 387 contracts with a total capacity of 4.4 MW.
In July, network connections were completed for a total of 619 electricity producers,
electricity producers producing over 15 kW: 64 producers with a total capacity of 14.8 MW;
micro-producers, i.e. those producing up to 15 kW: 555 producers with a total capacity of 6.3 MW.
See Elektrilevi’s map of available capacities HERE.