|Estonia's forestry management authority has said that between 300 and 500 jobs have been created in forestry thanks to the use of wood chips at power plants in the country.
According to the state's forest management centre, wood chips are being supplied to the Narva power plants, which are owned by Eesti Energia, and to the Vao power plant, which belongs to Dalkia, Baltic Business News reported.
The body has said that managers of private and state forests have welcomed the opportunity to sell low-quality timber to electricity and thermal energy generation plants.
Estimates have suggested that the Narva power plants are receiving about 17,000 cubic metres of wood chips per month while the Vao plant is taking about 6,000 cubic metres a month.
Last month it was announced that the Estonian government had acquired the transmission grid enterprise Elering from Eesti Energia as part of measures to make the electricity market more transparent and competitive.
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