We support activities and values that are important to us in locations where environmentally friendly wind energy is being produced or developed. In addition we support different wind related activities in sport and culture. The activities of Nelja Energia AS have received recognition also at the national level.
In 2014 Urve Tiidus, the Estonian Minister of Culture, thanked Nelja Energia AS with a letter of appreciation for the important contribution in supporting the Estonian culture. In 2016, Nelja Energia was awarded the title "Culture Friend 2015".
Nelja Energia has created several non-profit associations with the aim to partly distribute the revenue from the wind energy production in order to promote economic, environmental, cultural and social development of the communities located near our wind parks.
Non-profit associations have been founded within five Estonian local municipalities: Viru-Nigula (16. June 2010), Hanila (26. October 2010), Noarootsi (20. April 2011), Aseri (18. December 2012) and Paldiski (26. November 2015).
During 2015 total donations of Nelja Energia to the Estonian non-profit organizations were 98,662 euros.
Grants were divided mainly into three categories:
- investments (such as restoration of the roof of the historical building and the floor of the Lyckholm museum, supporting Aseri local school with 20 laptops, partly restoration of Paldiski's local church interior);
- improving the possibilities for recreational activities for the locals (for example sports trainings were supported in the Counties of Hanila, Viru-Nigula and Aseri, in addition to scholarships for the local youth to obtain higher education in various fields);
- supporting community events (local events for cultural education, like poem nights, publishing a book on Paldiski's local literature, first aid training and summer camp for the children in Noarootsi, supporting local community centres in Rannu, Kalvi and Kõrtsialuse village).
|Estonian Kiteboarding Association compounds surfclubs that are focused on developing kiteboarding in Estonia, and also represents interests of kite surfers both here and abroad. In co-operation with Nelja Energia the association has started a supporting program for surfclubs and athletes. Nelja Energia has also contributed to the arrangement of the Estonian Championships.||Nelja Energia contributs to Estonian snowboarders success - we collaborate with the Estonian Ski Association in frame of Pyeongchang Olympic Games 2018. Nelja Energia is a sponsor for freestyle snowboarding and the best Estonian freestyle skier Kelly Sildaru.|
Estonian Windsurfing Association organizes summer slalom competitions for windsurfers and wind-kites. In 2017, there were 37 windsurfers participating in the competition.
|NGO Hiiumaa Jalgpall aim is to promote soccer through creating oppurtunities for children and young people, to learn soccer under professionals guidance and put acquired skills to the test in various competitions both in Estonia and abroad. Second aim is to develop soccer culture – to bring people to soccer, demonstrate exciting matches and organizing competitions in Hiiumaa (such as Saaremaa-Hiiumaa country challange, Hiiumaa football championships).|
The Union of Creative People of Hiiumaa opened an experimental art gallery in Kärdla in summer 2015. In Nelja Nurga Gallery the creation of the artists related to Hiiumaa is presented both for sales and exhibition. Additionally the gallery provides expert advice and overview of the artists related to the island. Nelja Nurga gallery is supplied with energy by Nelja Energia AS.
|Music of the Future is this season’s fresh and experimental concert series for those who have a special interest in modern culture. Premieres, new arrangements, a DJ and a symphony, alternative energy and dark dreams, the International Modern Music Festival AFEKT and the Estonian Music Days – music of the future reaches its audience though the guidance of Kristiina Poska, Kristjan Järvi, Olari Elts and Michael Wendeberg. Sponsor of the series is Nelja Energia AS.|
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|Nelja Energia supports a pop-up maritime school “A Friend with the Sea”, which takes place in Estonia for the first time during the summer of 2016. The program provides young people at seven different locations around Estonia a possibility to try out a number of devices of different water-sports. The pop-up school is part of the Year of Maritime Culture 2016 programme.||Nelja Energia supports Estonian biathlon by contributing to the Pühalepa ski club Põhjakotkas. A leading skier of the club is Martin Remmelg from Kärdla, whose greatest achievements are 5 silver medals and 2 bronze medals from the Estonian Championship men`s class, the 31st place in the European Championship and the 56th place in the World Championship.|
Nelja Energia has previously supported the Laulasmaa Surfclub and the NGO Lokahi, the X-41 OD type of yacht named Forte, football club FC Majak, the Estonian Scout Association, the Kõpu District`s Development Association "Valguskiir", the Villages` Society of the Northwest of Hiiumaa, SOS Children`s Village, the Association of Estonian Foster Families, the Association of Large Families in Hiiumaa, the Hiiumaa Folk Festival, the Hiiumaa Equestrian Club, the Kloogaranna Festival, Hiiumaa Marathon, the Environmental Investment Centre's competition Negavatt, Pärnu Music Festival, and the grand horseback riding competition Tallinn International Horse Show.
The Ciuteliai, Silale, Silute and Mockiai wind parks in Lithuania also have support schemes for the neighboring local governments such as Silute, Silale, and Kretinga.
The donations from wind parks are used for environmental and social projects, like arranging local cultural events, organizing cultural education programs and educational sightseeing tours.
In additon, investments were made to fund the constructing of Leitgiriai recreational area and to support the Usenai School, the reconstruction of the playground and equipment of the nursery-primary school.Moreover, the Vilkyciai Primary School classrooms and the St. Casimir parish church were reconstructed and local infrastructure was improved by the reparation and maintenance of the streets and the street lighting.