According to Oleg Sõnajalg, board member of Eleon AS, the company developing the Aidu wind farm, the foundation of the first wind turbine is currently being poured. The wind turbine is expected to be erected by the end of the year. Sõnajalg says that the park as a whole should be completed in 2019.
“The Aidu wind farm will be made up of 30 wind turbines. Its construction is underway, two large substations have been completed,” said Sõnajalg at the Äripäev conference “Industry Business Plan 2017” (or “Tööstuse Äriplaan 2017” in Estonian). He added that the foundation of the first wind turbine is currently being poured and it should be erected by the end of the year.
While people generally do not want to see wind turbines in their backyard, then according to Sõnajalg, wind farm developers are actually welcome in industrial regions, such as Aidu. “We are breathing life into these mined-out areas and creating new infrastructure,” he added.