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South Estonian Centre of Renewable Energy

South-Estonian Centre of Renewable Energy (LETEK) was founded in 2003 by a team of engineers and consultants with tens of years of experience in different energy related spheres, as a private non-profit organisation with the aim to contribute to wider implementation of renewable energy sources (RES) and rational use of energy (RUE) in local municipalities and enterprises by joining efforts of private and legal entities in:

  • achieving regional independence and sustainability of energy production,
  • decreasing environmental effects of energy industry,
  • developing necessary infrastructure,
  • creating new jobs,
  • improving quality of life

Practical activities of the Centre include the following:

  • performance of analyses and feasibility studies and compilation of development plans
  • organisation of training courses
  • preparation and management of renewable energy related projects
  • collection and dissemination of information
  • cooperation with other organisations with similar profile
  • organisation of seminars and exhibitions for information of the wider public and changing traditional energy behaviour and public attitudes
  • Individual consultations on regional and local energy planning, development plans, different aspects of heat production etc.
  • Active participation in research supporting activities

During its existence, South-Estonian Centre of Renewable Energy has managed to create good contacts with all county governments and majority of local and rural municipalities of the region. A number of successfully completed investment projects into the district heating industry, including among other things fuel switch from heavy or light fuel oil to biomass combustion, have been initiated and prepared by experts of the Centre. Besides, the Centre has won one PHARE service contract and prepared feasibility studies for several project proposals and reconstruction projects and performed calculations of emissions.

Expectations of the team from the PEA project:

  • Increase the leading role of local municipalities in changing the energy consuming habits of local population
  • Dissemination of success stories of RES and RUE applications
  • Mobilisation of joint efforts for the common benefit in systematic planning and implementation of targeted investments into energy efficiency
  • Introduction of new energy technologies
  • Decrease the energy dependency of the regions
  • Increase self-sustainability and the share of locally produced RES energy