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Estonia’s first energy storage project gets green light for construction

Estonia’s first large-scale energy storage project, Zero Terrain, has received an official permit and construction can go ahead.

Developed by Energiasalv, the 550 MW underground pumped-hydro storage plant has minor environmental and land-use impact and can therefore be implemented in urban areas. The project enables the deployment of renewable energy generation in the region and significantly lowers consumers’ electricity bills. Energiasalv’s underground pumped-hydro storage is a 550MW “water battery” to be built in Paldiski, northwestern Estonia. The project’s 6GWh storage capacity during one storage cycle of 12 hours is sufficient to provide electricity at affordable prices to consumers when there’s no wind or solar power available. The production is comparable to the average daily electricity consumption of Estonian households. Energiasalv’s Zero Terrain is an EU Project of Common Interest (PCI project). Being the strategic infrastructure project, its preparation has been supported by the Connecting Europe Facility - managed by the European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA).

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