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Analyzing Wind Power in the Baltic Countries
Aruvian's R'search, February 2013, Pages: 135
The Baltic States comprises of the three states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania which lie in north-central Europe, on the eastern edge of the Baltic Sea. These countries gained their independence from the former U.S.S.R. in 1991.
The potential of wind power along the coastal areas of the Baltic States are similar to some of the best sites in Germany and Denmark, but the resource remains largely under-utilized.
- In Estonia, the most prospective areas for wind energy utilization are West-Estonian islands and coast areas on North-West and South- West Estonia, also the areas of North-Estonian coast and coast of Lake Peipsi.
- In Lithuania, energy production from wind energy sources started recently only from 2002, when the first wind turbine was installed in Skuodas. The biggest wind power plant in Lithuania was installed in 2006 in Kiauleikiai, Kviecia and Rudaicia villages (near Palanga).
- Wind energy potential in Latvia is not entirely used– at the beginning of 2006 the total installed capacity of wind generators reached 26 MW, which is as few as 4% of the total estimated technical potential in Latvia In fact the technical potential in Latvia is estimated up to 1250 GWh, or in other word up to 600MW of installed capacity.
The potential has been recognized off late, and the Governments of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia have signed an agreement to cooperate in a UNDP Global Environment Facility (GEF) project to identify the existing barriers to the development of commercial-scale wind power production in the Baltic States, and define measures for their removal.
In June 2009, the Memorandum of Understanding of the Baltic Energy Market Interconnection Plan (BEMIP) was signed by the relevant Heads of State. The BEMIP is a step towards a future pan-European electricity grid in the Baltic region, and extends the successful Nordic electricity market rules to the three Baltic States.
Aruvian Research’s report, Analyzing Wind Power in the Baltic Countries, is a complete analysis of the wind energy industry in the Baltic States (namely Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia). The report analyzes the present global and regional market scenario, the prevalent wind resources in this region, governmental policies, future projections, detailed analysis of the leading provinces and much more.
The report is a highly comprehensive research compilation of the nascent wind power industry in the Baltics. The report also provides a look at the overall energy industry in the Baltic region and a brief profile of the global wind power industry as well.
The report, Analyzing Wind Power in the Baltic Countries, explores the importance of wind power in today’s world. The report looks at the basics of the wind energy industry, economics, issues and barriers, and other such factors.
A. Executive Summary
B. Introduction to Wind Power
B.1 A Clean Green Energy – Wind Power
B.1.1 What is Wind Power?
B.1.2 How does it Work?
B.2 Brief History of Wind Power
B.3 Electricity from Wind
B.4 How do Wind Turbines Work?
B.5 Wind Power Technology
B.5.1 Physical Relationships
B.6 Accommodating the Variable Nature of Wind Power
B.7 Benefits and Drawbacks to Wind Power
C. Analyzing the European Wind Power Market
C.2 European Statistics
C.3 Contribution of Wind Power to Electricity Generation
C.4 Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Europe
C.4.1 CO2 Reductions from Wind Power
C.5 Wind Energy Investments up to 2030
C.6 Offshore Wind
C.7 Key Elements for Wind Energy Markets in Europe
C.8 European Wind Power and Employment
C.9 Wind Energy Scenarios
C.10 European Regulatory Framework
C.10.1 Renewable Energy Policies in Europe
C.10.2 Renewable Energy Targets
C.10.3 Renewable Energy Directive
D. Overview of the Baltic Region
D.1 The Baltic States
D.2 Wind Resources in the Baltic Countries
D.3 Latest Developments
E. Wind Energy in Estonia
E.2 Population and Geography
E.3 Renewable Energy Policy
E.4 Status of Resource Exploitation
E.5 Electricity Targets
E.6 Main Supporting Policies
E.7 Energy Resources
E.8 Wind Energy Resources
E.9 Companies in this Field
E.10 Estonian Wind Power Projects
E.11 Public Opinion/Roadblocks
E.12 Details of Some Prominent Wind Farms
F. Wind Energy in Lithuania
F.2 Renewable Energy Policy
F.3 Status of Resource Exploitation
F.4 Electricity Targets
F.5 Exemption from Excise Duty
F.6 Grid Issues
F.7 Electricity from RES
F.8 Energy Resources
F.9 Wind Energy Resources
F.10 Lithuania Wind Power Projects
F.11 Details of Some Prominent Wind Farms
G. Wind Energy in Latvia
G.2 Renewable Energy Policy
G.3 Electricity Targets
G.4 Electricity from RES
G.5 Energy Resources
G.5.2 District Heating
G.5.3 Gas Supply
G.5.4 Supply of Oil Products
G.6 Wind Energy Resources
G.7 Public Opinion/Roadblocks
G.8 Latvia Wind Power Projects
G.9 Details of Some Prominent Wind Farms
I. Glossary of Terms