€250m wind farm to be built in western Latvia by 2022

SIA Eolus, a subsidiary of Sweden's Eolus Vind AB plans to build a €250m wind farm in Dobele and Tukums municipalities, Eolus told the press September 13.

Eolus said that a total of 51 turbines are to be set up, with annual electricity production at 0.7 TWh -- about 10% of Latvia's yearly energy consumption.

"The growing efficiency of wind turbines makes setting up a new wind farm economically feasible. It is and will remain the cheapest renewable energy source, and we're going ahead with the new wind farm no matter what renewable energy policies Latvia adopts in the future," said Gatis Galviņš, board member at Eolus.

Construction is to start in 2019 and conclude by 2022. Eolus Vind AB is one of the largest wind farm operators in Sweden, having built 540 out of the country's 3400 wind turbines. It is listed on Stockholm's Nasdaq exchange. 

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