As of the end of March, there were 16 micro producers of renewable energy connected to the Estonian power grid, and in the first quarter, they released a total of 28 megawatt-hours of electricity into the network, Elering reported.
Most of the micro producers were only added to the list of subsidy recipients in the second half of last year.
A total of 1520 euros in renewable energy subsidies was paid out to micro producers in the first quarter of this year. The largest one-month subsidy – 355 euros – was paid out in March to the owner of a 100-kilowatt wind turbine. The smallest subsidy amount was 0.91 euros, paid out in February to the owner of a solar power plant.
The combined capacity of the generating equipment between the 16 micro producers is 405 kilowatts. Out of these, 11 are solar power plants, with a combined capacity of 69 kilowatts. The largest solar power plant has a capacity of 10 kilowatts, and the smallest one – 2.5 kilowatts. Over the first three months, owners of solar power plants claimed subsidies for 5.7 megawatt-hours of electricity produced.
There were five wind-powered electricity micro producers as of March, with a combined installed capacity of 336 kilowatts. The smallest micro producer’s wind turbine is a 10-kilowatt unit, and the largest one has a 150-kilowatt unit.
Micro producers are power plants with a capacity of up to 200 kilowatts.