Energy

Publications and articles

Production of electricity from renewable sources is increasingly important

article
Helle Truuts
– Eesti Statistika Kvartalikiri. 2/18. Quarterly Bulletin of Statistics Estonia (p. 45)
Total production of electricity in Estonia has been increasing for two years in succession and the share of imported electricity has decreased. The use of renewable energy sources has been increasing in Estonia year by year, in both electricity production and final consumption.
Publication cover

Read more

Energy

article
Minifacts about Estonia 2017 (p. 42)

In 2016, the production of electricity totalled 12 TWh (terawatt-hours) and the consumption 7.7 TWh.

Publication cover

Read more

Energy

article
Helle Truuts
– Eesti Statistika Kvartalikiri. 2/17. Quarterly Bulletin of Statistics Estonia (p. 113)

In 2016, electricity production in Estonia increased 15%, but the production of renewable energy decreased 6%. The more important energy products are shale oil, which was produced 3% more, and wood pellets, which were produced around 20% more year over year.

Publication cover

Read more

The impact of opening the electricity market

article
Rita Raudjärv
– Eesti Statistika Kvartalikiri. 4/16. Quarterly Bulletin of Statistics Estonia (p. 17)

Estonia’s electricity market was fully opened in January 2013 and all users became free consumers, who now had the freedom to choose their energy supplier. The first year of the open market did not bring any good news, but instead led to a price increase. However, the situation has changed in the course of three years and the price of electricity has started to decrease.

Publication cover

Read more

Energy

article
Helle Truuts
– Eesti statistika aastaraamat. 2016. Statistical Yearbook of Estonia (p. 318)

The Estonian energy sector is largely based on domestic energy sources. The share of local fuels in the supply of primary energy is nearly 70%. Oil shale is the main local fuel and the potential to use it significantly reduces the share of imported energy in meeting energy needs (i.e. energy dependency rate). With this indicator – 8.9% in 2014 – Estonia ranks first among European Union (EU) countries.

Publication cover

Read more

Energy

article
Minifacts about Estonia 2016 (p. 48)

In 2015, the production of electricity totalled 10.3 TWh, which is over 17% less than in the previous year. Electricity generation decreased due to the lower electricity exchange price, which, in turn, was caused by cheaper infl ows of electricity from the Nordic countries as this reduced the role of Estonian producers in the market. At the same time, electricity consumption was at about the same level as the year before. Despite the production fall, annual electricity generation exceeded domestic consumption, leaving an electricity balance surplus of 925 GWh.

Publication cover

Read more

Energy

article
Helle Truuts
– Eesti statistika aastaraamat. 2015. Statistical Yearbook of Estonia (p. 322)

Domestic fuels hold a large share in Estonia’s total energy resources, mainly based on oil shale. In the last five years, the volume of oil shale production has increased every year, reaching 21 million tons in 2014. This is slightly over 2% more than in 2013. The majority of oil shale is consumed in power plants, but a rise in the production of shale oil has also increased the consumption of oil shale as raw material for the shale oil industry. In 2014 compared to 2013, the production of shale oil grew about 12% and most of the production was exported. The largest share, i.e. nearly a third (33%) of this amount, was exported to Belgium, followed by the Netherlands (20%) and Sweden (8%).

Publication cover

Read more

Energy

article
Minifacts about Estonia 2015 (p. 48)

In 2014, the production of electricity totalled 12.4 TWh, which is over 6% less than in the previous year. Electricity generation decreased due to an increase in the transit flows from Nordic countries passing through the Estonian electricity system, as this reduced the role of Estonian producers in the market. At the same time, due to the colder autumn and winter period, electricity consumption increased more than 2% compared to 2013.

Publication cover

Read more

Säästva arengu näitajad. Indicators of Sustainable Development

publication
What progress has been made towards the four main targets of the Estonian National Strategy on Sustainable Development “Sustainable Estonia 21” (SE21) – growth of welfare, coherent society, viability of the Estonian cultural space and ecological balance? The publication includes 69 indicators of sustainable development that reflect the progress in key domains in Estonia. Under each indicator, there is an analysis of the current situation, an assessment of relevance in the SE21 context, and an overview of the measures defined in current development and action plans. The publication is prepared in cooperation with the Strategy Unit of the Government Office. While the main focus is on sustainable development, the publication provides a good overview of general trends in Estonia.
Publication cover

Read more

Energy

article
Helle Truuts
– Eesti statistika aastaraamat. 2014. Statistical Yearbook of Estonia (p. 316)

Domestic fuels hold a large share in Estonia’s total energy resources, mainly based on oil shale. In 2009–2012 the volume of oil shale production did not change much, but in 2013 the production increased more than 9% compared to the previous year and totalled 20.5 million tons. The majority of oil shale is consumed in power plants and as raw material for shale oil. In 2013, compared to 2012, the consumption by power plants increased 16.4%, whereas 85% of electricity was produced from oil shale. The consumption of oil shale in the oil industry has increased year by year, simultaneously with a growth in shale oil production. The production of shale oil increased more than 4% compared to 2012. About 85% of the production was exported. Nearly a half (40%) of this amount was exported to Belgium, followed by the Netherlands (20%) and Sweden (18%).

Publication cover

Read more