World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Wind power in Croatia

Article Id: WHEBN0020026944
Reproduction Date:

Title: Wind power in Croatia  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Wind power by country, Wind power in the European Union, Wind power in Croatia, Energy in Croatia, Wind power in Lithuania
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Wind power in Croatia

Windpark near Senj, Croatia

Wind power in Croatia has been growing since the first wind farm was installed in the country in 2004.[1] In December 2010 the cumulative wind power is 69,8 MW. [1]

The first wind farm was installed on the island of Pag in 2004.[1] In 2006 another farm opened near Šibenik. On July 1, 2007 the Croatian Government enacted five bylaws on incentives to electricity generation from renewable resources, including feed-in tariffs.[2]

The largest local developer of wind power is Adria Wind Power.

Currently in Croatia there's a total of 204 Wind turbines which generate total of 207.1 MW or electric energy, but with new turbines coming on-line all the time, it is expected that by the beginning of 2014 total installed power will reach 320MW, and with some additional 960 wind turbines under construction in Croatia or about to join the national energy grid Croatia could generate in excess of 1GW of electric energy from Wind alone by the end 2015. [3] As of early 2013 Croatia generates around 15.8% renewable energy, Government hopes Croatia can generate around 35-40% of all its energy from wind and solar by 2020 and has adopted new strategy to achieve that target. [4] By the end of 2014 renewable energy in Croatia is expected to generate around 527MW from Wind and Solar alone or around 20% of all energy consumption from renewable energy source, reaching EU 2020 target for renewable energy and exceed that by a wide margin by 2020. At present rate of growth and planned investments over next 5-7 year period, energy generated from Wind and solar should easily reach 40% of total energy consumption in Croatia with 50% highly probable, achieving targets set by Germany, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and Austria.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c Supply: Energy Sources
  2. ^ Profitability of incentive purchase prices for wind farm projects in Croatia
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ http://dalje.com/en-croatia/government-adopts-national-action-plan-for-renewables/487766
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 



Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.