Enefit Green is working with Sodra, Latvia’s largest private forest owner, to create two potential wind farms in the country’s east. Enefit will have the right to develop wind energy on property held by Sodra under the terms of the agreements.
Latvia, according to Enefit Green chairman Aavo Ksrmas, has to enhance its renewable energy generation. Aavo said “Environmentally sustainable wind energy is more affordable and supports both climate goals and energy security in Latvia.
“Starting the development of wind farms in Latvia is an important part of Enefit Green’s long-term growth plan, and we hope to cooperate with the Latvian large forest owner in the future as well.”
He also stated that obtaining a long-term right to utilise the property is the first step in the development of wind farms.
“Next, we will start communicating with the relevant authorities and local governments, followed by the environmental impact assessment,” Karmas added.
“We anticipate that the coordination and research stage for the developments may take a minimum of three years, but the period could be affected by the Latvian government’s decision to simplify the procedural rules for planning renewable energy development.”
Lars-Georg Adolf Hedlund, a member of the Sodra noard, remarked “Sodra is glad of the cooperation with the reliable wind energy developer Enefit Green.”
“We hope to see their projects successful, and we are happy as a company to participate in creating new opportunities for green electricity production in the region.”
“An added wind farm is an important step towards our energy independence and climate goals.”