Today, September 15, Utilitas inaugurated the biggest onshore wind park in Latvia. The wind park is located in Ventspils’ region, Tārgale parish. The wind park consists of 14 modern turbines
- Two public meetings were organised with local residents on the detailed project description of the wind park (formerly wind parks Ziemeļvējš and Dienvidvējš).
- In spring and autumn, ornithologists have inspected the wind park area and the populations of migratory birds in it since 2010.
Ventspils Regional Municipality approved the initial detailed project description of the wind park and issued binding regulations (formerly for wind parks Ziemeļvējš and Dienvidvējš, project applicant TCK Ltd.).
Ventspils Regional Municipality’s Construction Board issued the necessary building permits for the construction of the wind park, which were extended over time due to amendments to the technical regulations made during the wind park’s development process.
- Repeated confirmations have been received from ornithologists and a bat expert that the construction of the wind park and its foreseeable operation will have no impact on the wild bird and bat populations in the area.
- Noise, flicker and magnetic field impact assessments have been carried out as required.
- TCK Ltd received Ventspils Regional Environmental Board’s decision to amend the technical regulations, reducing the total number of wind turbines from 24 to 14.
- The Civil Aviation Agency issued an assessment of the impact of the wind turbines on aircraft safety.
On September 15th, 2022, Tārgale wind park was inaugurated. The wind park consists of 14 modern turbines supplied by leading manufacturer Vestas, generating up to 155 GWh of green electricity per year, equaling the demand of more than 50,000 households.