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Wind farm “Tārgale” to be commissioned on 15 September

September 12, 2022
Vēja enerģijas asociācija

On Thursday, September 15, the newly built Tārgale wind park will be opened in an official ceremony.

Wind park “Tārgale” consists of 14 turbines with total height of 152 meters.  It is the largest wind park in Latvia.

The opening and official commissioning will be attended by the Minister of Environmental Protection and Regional Development Artūrs Toms Pleš, the development manager of “Utilitas” Renė Tammist, and the member of the board at SIA “TCK” and the leading project manager Renārs Urbanovičs.

The construction of the wind farm “Tārgale” in the Ventspils region began last April. The total investment of the project is 70 million euros. In total 14 wind turbines with a total capacity of 58.8 megawatts (MW) haved been installed. It is estimated that the wind farm “Tārgale” will produce 155 GWh of electricity during the year, which, according to the calculations of “Utilitas”, is enough to supply more than 50,000 households with electricity.

“Utilitas” is a renewable energy producer in Estonia. In 2020, “Utilitas” produced 1.7 terawatt hours (TWh) of thermal energy and 394 gigawatt hours (GWh) of electricity, of which 75% was obtained from renewable resources. The company manages 550 kilometres of district heating pipelines and supplies heat to 174,000 households in eight Estonian cities, including the capital Tallinn. The consolidated revenues of “Utilitas” in 2020 amounted to 127 million euros.