8 08, 2022

The Republic of Estonia plans to build an electrical connection to the Gulf of Riga for an offshore wind farm

By |2022-08-08T09:14:42+02:00August 8th, 2022|ESTONIA, OFFSHORE NEWS|

On the 4th of August, the government of the Republic of Estonia decided to initiate a national designated spatial plan for building the electricity connection to the Gulf of Riga, so that the offshore wind farm of AS Eesti Energia can be connected to the main grid on land. “One of the main tasks [...]

28 06, 2022

Port of Tallinn to build a new quay to service wind farms

By |2022-06-28T08:44:36+02:00June 28th, 2022|ESTONIA, OFFSHORE NEWS|

The supervisory board of Port of Tallinn decided to invest up to EUR 53 million to build a new 310-meter quay with a 10-hectare area beyond the quay in Paldiski South Harbour. The investment is co-financed by European Commission in the amount of EUR 20 million through the military mobility project EstMilMob, which aims to [...]

7 06, 2022

Baltic RCC began operations. The center will coordinate the development of electric power systems

By |2022-06-07T10:48:37+02:00June 7th, 2022|ESTONIA, LATVIA, LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS|

The Baltic Regional Coordination Centre (Baltic RCC) has officially started operations in Tallinn. An executive was elected for this purpose. The purpose of the center will be to coordinate the planning of the development of electricity systems as well as some of the day-to-day activities of the operators to guarantee the security of electricity supply. [...]

25 05, 2022

Estonia to start processing 20 applications for permits to build offshore wind farms

By |2022-05-25T14:34:50+02:00May 25th, 2022|ESTONIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, REGULATORY|

The Estonian Consumer Protection and Technical Regulatory Authority (TTJA) has announced that it will start the procedure of analyzing applications for construction permits for 20 offshore wind farms. On May 12, the Estonian government passed the Estonian Maritime Spatial Plan, which gives TTJA the opportunity to carry out procedures for [...]

24 03, 2022

BASREHRT – Sweden and Baltic countries hold roundtable talks on RES and hydrogen

By |2022-03-24T10:04:19+01:00March 24th, 2022|ESTONIA, LATVIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, SWEDEN, TOP NEWS|

There is no longer any doubt that wind energy in the Baltic Sea region will play a key role in the development of green hydrogen production. Recently, the BASREHRT project – the Baltic Sea Renewable Energy and Hydrogen Experts Roundtable – was launched. It is a platform for cooperation in [...]

23 03, 2022

Latvia rejects Ørsted’s wind project, the government wants to look for ELWIND site

By |2022-03-23T17:49:52+01:00March 23rd, 2022|LATVIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, TOP NEWS|

The Latvian government has decided to reject an application from Danish RES developer Ørsted, in cooperation with Estonian partner Eesti Energia, related to the construction and location of an offshore wind farm in Latvian waters. The decision is driven by the need to find a suitable location for the Latvian-Estonian [...]

10 02, 2022

Anna Łukaszewska-Trzeciakowska: We want to be a leader of offshore wind development in the Baltic Sea

By |2022-02-10T12:01:08+01:00February 10th, 2022|LITHUANIA, OPINIONS, POLAND|

PKN Orlen has big aspirations to develop offshore wind energy in the Baltic Sea, not only in Poland. -The potential of the Baltic states’ markets is over 20 GW and, of course, if there are such opportunities, we will be interested in being present on the Latvian and Estonian markets. [...]

18 11, 2021

Estonian Maritime Spatial Plan completed

By |2021-11-18T11:01:07+01:00November 18th, 2021|ESTONIA, OFFSHORE NEWS|

The Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Estonia has announced that the final draft of the Estonian Maritime Spatial Plan has been prepared. The document will be available to the public for a month and will be submitted to the government for adoption at the end of the year. [...]

17 11, 2021

The Presidents of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia signed the “Baltic Way to Climate Neutrality” Declaration

By |2021-11-17T23:56:00+01:00November 17th, 2021|ESTONIA, LATVIA, LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS|

The Presidents of the Baltic States, i.e. Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, met on 15 November in Vilnius and signed the “Baltic Road to Climate Neutrality” Declaration . The document envisages joint action and cooperation of the Baltic States in a number of areas for the benefit of the climate. Among [...]

11 11, 2021

Baltic TSOs to establish the Baltic electricity system joint coordination centre

By |2021-11-09T21:59:43+01:00November 11th, 2021|ESTONIA, LATVIA, LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS|

The Baltic electricity transmission system operators (TSO) Elering, AST (JSC “Augstsprieguma tīkls”) and Litgrid entered into an agreement to establish a Baltic Regional Coordination Centre (RCC) based in Tallinn and submitted a corresponding proposal to the competition authorities of the three countries. […]

28 10, 2021

BLIX to create an offshore grid technology catalogue for TSOs Elering and Augstsprieguma tīkls

By |2021-10-28T09:46:32+02:00October 28th, 2021|ESTONIA, LATVIA, OFFSHORE NEWS|

The Estonian TSO Elering AS and the Latvian TSO Augstsprieguma tīkls (AST) are developing a business case, investigating the possibilities to invest in an offshore grid. In order to evaluate the business cases of future projects, an offshore grid technology catalogue is needed. BLIX Consultancy has been commissioned to perform [...]

26 10, 2021

Estonian Ministry of the Environment approves EIA programme for Saare offshore wind farm

By |2021-10-26T08:58:14+02:00October 26th, 2021|ESTONIA, LATVIA, OFFSHORE NEWS|

Estonian media reports that the Ministry of the Environment has approved the environmental impact assessment (EIA) program for the Saare offshore wind farm. The wind power plant, with a capacity of up to 1400 MW, will be installed in the waters off the western side of the island of Saaremaa. The [...]

6 10, 2021

Skepast&Puhkim to prepare environmental impact assessment for Liivi wind farm

By |2021-10-06T11:20:19+02:00October 6th, 2021|ESTONIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS, TOP NEWS|

Estonian energy company Eesti Energia has announced that work has begun on the environmental impact assessment of the Liivi offshore wind farm, which will be built in the waters of the Gulf of Riga. A consulting firm Skepast&Puhkim is responsible for preparing the assessment. The Liivi offshore wind farm will be located about 10 km [...]

27 09, 2021

WindEurope: Ensuring the best possible conditions for the Estonian-Latvian offshore wind farm

By |2021-09-27T10:15:56+02:00September 27th, 2021|ESTONIA, LATVIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, OPINIONS|

On 16 August WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson spoke at the kick-off meeting of the ELWIND project, the joint Estonia/Latvia project to develop a hybrid offshore wind farm in the Gulf of Riga. Dickson gave an introduction about offshore wind developments in Europe and shared the experience of past and existing [...]

8 09, 2021

Port of Tallinn will lead the establishing of the Baltic Sea green infrastructure hub in Estonia

By |2021-09-08T09:14:03+02:00September 8th, 2021|ESTONIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, TOP NEWS|

Port of Tallinn has unveiled an ambitious plan to design the hub of the Baltic Sea green infrastructure in Estonia together with the partners, which would contribute to Estonia’s climate neutrality goals and increase the country’s competitiveness. It is also looking for the best ways to convert ferries to hydrogen [...]

7 09, 2021

AST and Elering will study the possible onshore connection sites for Elwind

By |2021-09-07T08:11:39+02:00September 7th, 2021|ESTONIA, LATVIA, PROJECTS|

The Transmission System Operators – Latvian AS Augstsprieguma tīkls (AST) and Estonian Elering AS, in scope of the ELWIND project, together with an Estonian consultant Skepast & Puhkim OÜ will carry out an in-depth study of possible onshore land line corridors towards the planned offshore wind park sites which have [...]

30 05, 2021

Latvia and Estonia are looking for ways to connect offshore wind installations to the countries’ energy systems

By |2021-06-01T13:43:28+02:00May 30th, 2021|ESTONIA, LATVIA, OFFSHORE NEWS|

Electricity Transmission System Operators in Latvia and Estonia, AS Augstsprieguma tikls (AST) and Elering AS, have signed a cooperation agreement to investigate possible ways to evacuate power from planned offshore wind farms in the Baltic Sea and connect them to onshore transmission systems in both countries.  Operators informed that preliminary analysis of the route [...]

24 05, 2021

Danish-Estonian cooperation in the offshore wind area. Orsted and Enefit join forces

By |2021-05-29T13:28:41+02:00May 24th, 2021|DENMARK, ESTONIA, OFFSHORE NEWS|

Estonia has ambitious plans to develop offshore wind energy. On the other side of the Baltic Sea is Denmark, which today is one of the leaders in the development of the offshore wind sector. In April 2021, the wind giant Ørsted and company Enefit, one of the largest energy companies in the Baltic countries, [...]

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