Estonian government to decide on building new power stations in energy crisis

Amid soaring power prices in the region, the Estonian government will look into a plan by the Estonian Ministry of Economy and Communication on possible new power stations in the Baltic country, Estonian public broadcaster ERR reports.
Record-high electricity prices have could prompt hundreds of thousands of Estonians to ask for support from local governments to cover the energy expenses.
Minister of Economic Affairs and Communications Taavi Aas has noted: «I’m going to the government’s cabinet to introduce our next steps according to the task, what we’ve done so far in energetics and the coalition needs to decide then».
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Alongside renewable energy development in Estonia, the Kaja Kallas government has to decide how much manually-controlled energy are sources needed in the country to produce energy, when the wind isn’t blowing or the sun isn’t shining. The minister assessed that it would be most affordable to keep old oil shale blocks in the city of Narva on stand-by. Estonia’s state-owned oil shale to energy company Eesti Energia has expressed a similar view, ERR reports.