Enefit Green (Eesti Energia) is developing a project that overlaps with Ohaka Energia’s application. Enefit Green submitted a letter to the TTJA to state that Ohaka Energia’s application is not lawful and should not be considered as competition to its application: Enefit Green makes the following three points: 1- Technical Grid Connection documents are invalid – approvals should be individual but Ohaka’s approval was based on Enefit Green’s data. The grid connection approval is also for 1005 MW whereas the wind farm has planned capacity of 400 MW 2 – Building permits can only be granted to electricity producers. Ohaka Energia has not submitted any documents proving itself as an electricity producer 3 – Ohaka Energia (EUR 2500) does not have the required share capital to receive a building permit (EUR 31950).
Before already the entire Estonian sea planning was cancelled. We requested so. The fact that the local planning is still open does not mean that the arguments we brought up then(see other posts) can be bypassed. The EU asked Estonia do revise KMH planning procedures too.
Above all the parish include the entire Green deal. For this national infrastructure and Green Deal, a national debate is needed first. High power cables are national infrastructure, they cannot be applied local only.
Ohaka Energia OÜ and the so-called “energy union” are setup by of a state company EE. The purpose is to undermine proper planning. The request is wrong and full of strange typos. They work in an undemocratic, uneconomic, unconstitutional way. Joking planning procedures. Harming our social fabric and bypassing democracy. Splitting people in Estonia and harming locals.
They should study EU law first. All over EU windmill parks are stopped and rejected because of these rulings. See previous posts.
The competent authority must set standards for each KMH. Standards must be properly be substantiated for the specific KMH. Need a thorough environmental assessment is needed Actual measurements and real research are needed for a specific wind farm. acting unlawfully justify a claim because of improper governmental management. See other posts.
Many risks need research and data that could effect health.
Examine the sea bottom first, for example
Nuclear and chemical (cylinders military-grade nerve gas) waste was dumped in soviet times people witnessed and participated. It’s totally irresponsible to start digging for cables and windmills without properly examining the seafloor.
The Livonian bay is full of historical shipwrecks that cannot be touched. It’s nuts that MS Estonia receives sarcophagi and Viking sailors and gets a windmill on their head without asking.
Respect UNCLOS 1982; IMO Convention on Salvage 1989; UNESCO Convention on Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage 2001; Wreck are sovereign graveyards. For the reasons above We ask you to map all unscanned seafloor to be mapped by our foundation first. Our statutes permit and we are in the process to request funding. We request the EU and the state to remove the waist first.
Large impact of cables.
Cables need a lot of rare metals and energy to make. There is always a lot of talk on the metal pollution caused by windmills, but the metals in the cables and their costs are often larger.
Windmills need to be near the heavy users in Tallinn to reduce cable costs and pollution.
Sea cables cost 25/mio a km. That’s a lot near London or Paris. But in wide spaces like Estonia this is cable cost and environmental burden is unacceptable. It’s ridiculous to copy a solution from the windy west EU to Nord East EU where there is a factor 7 less wind and icy seas and Long cables. EE just runs after the subsidies. An irresponsible behavior for a state company.
Cable installations are trading-off environmental impact against fire safety performance. Disposal and recycling of end-of-life cable plans must be included. Quality limits must be set by the government to prevent cheap easy solutions that harm the people.
Mitigating environmental impacts is especially relevant for buildings and infrastructure which is required to operate continuously. Maintaining the quality of cable product becomes more challenging when services are required around the clock.
Here is a nice read on these facts.