Conference in Estonia Focuses on Wind Power Around Baltic Sea

Initially planned as a modest information exchange seminar, the Wind Power Conference held in Estonia in the end of October turned into an international wind energy conference.

More than 150 people visited the event during the two days dedicated to wind energy in Tallinn. In addition to local participants there were visitors also from Sweden, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Germany, Belgium and Denmark.

With more than 20 experts giving presentations about social, visual and economical aspects of wind energy the conference culminated with the currently most debated topic in Estonia – why and how much should wind energy be supported. The event was organised in cooperation with the Estonian and Swedish Wind Energy Associations (EWPA & SVIF) and supported by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).

Just before the conference started, wind power associations from Estonia, Sweden and Finland met to discuss further co-operation. The meeting was attended also by representatives from the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA). As the region has great potential in wind energy it was mutually decided that we should find ways how to harness these opportunities. Therefore it is planned to identify together the problems that hinder the development of wind energy in all three countries, and develop strategies to overcome them. As a first step, the associations that all share Baltic Sea as their home sea will sign a Letter of Intent and invite also other organisations connected to the Baltic Sea to join us.

This was a perfect way to celebrate Estonian Wind Power Association’s 10th anniversary.

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Source: ewea, November 03, 2011

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