City of Tallinn to buy electricity from Latvian company

22.11.2012, 15:20

Tallinn will see its electricity bill go up by a third next year, from 2.6 million euros to 3.5 million euros, said the city government.

The city recently announced that its tender to buy electricity in 2013 has been won by Elektrum, a subsidiary of Latvian energy producer Latvenergo. Elektrum’s offer was 4.451 cents per kWh.

The other bidder was Eesti Energia, Estonian state-owned power company.

Deputy mayor Aivo Sarapuu said that the tender covered 273 municipal establishments, three municipal enterprises and street lighting.

City of Tallinn estimates that it will consume 79,000 MWh of power next year of which 28,000 MWh will be street lighting.