24 06, 2022

Tomas Milašauskas: We hope to see more regulatory development to accelerate renewables projects

By |2022-06-24T09:10:27+02:00June 24th, 2022|LITHUANIA, OPINIONS, TOP NEWS|

2022 is a landmark year for the offshore wind sector in Lithuania. At the end of March, the Lithuanian Parliament gave a green light for the regulations necessary for the emergence of first wind farms in the Baltic Sea. The regulations are being adopted, while in the background the countries of the Baltic Sea region [...]

21 06, 2022

Wójcik: To overcome challenges in Lithuania is necessary to think about offshore wind as a regional market 

By |2022-06-21T10:04:25+02:00June 21st, 2022|LITHUANIA, OPINIONS, TOP NEWS|

Lithuania is mobilizing for the development of offshore wind. Mariusz Wójcik, Director Project Development & Advisory for Offshore Wind, Poland and Baltics in Ramboll Polska, in his comment for BalticWind.EU points out the challenges Lithuania is facing, the opportunities arising from the development of offshore wind in Lithuania and explains the aspects of financing wind [...]

16 06, 2022

Rytis Kėvelaitis: Key milestones in Lithuanian energy and offshore wind market

By |2022-06-16T07:45:37+02:00June 16th, 2022|LITHUANIA, OPINIONS|

Rytis Kėvelaitis, CEO of Energy Unlimited, summarizes for BalticWind.EU the first three months in the offshore wind sector in Lithuania. As he said, the key milestone is the adoption of the renewable energy law amendments regarding offshore wind.  The commentary was originally published in BalticWind.EU Quarterly Country Report Lithuania Q1 2022. […]

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. [...]

6 06, 2022

Port of Klaipeda begins construction of infrastructure for offshore wind

By |2022-07-05T14:36:39+02:00June 6th, 2022|LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS|

The port authority of the Lithuanian Port of Klaipėda have signed an investment agreement with Klaipėda Sea Cargo Company (Klasco). The agreement concerns the construction of port infrastructure necessary for the development of a planned offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea. Investment in infrastructure on the Smelte peninsula could amount to around €27 million. [...]

6 06, 2022

Rokas Masiulis: Litgrid as a transmission system operator has a very clear task in offshore wind development

By |2022-06-06T08:27:19+02:00June 6th, 2022|LITHUANIA, OPINIONS|

Litgrid as the transmission system operator in Lithuania plays one of the key roles in the development of the energy system, including renewable energy sources. Lithuania has ambitions for the development of offshore wind energy and is trying to implement them successfully. About the role of Litgrid in the process [...]

2 05, 2022

EOLOS Floating Lidar Solutions will perform parameter measurment surveys for an offshore farm in Lithuania

By |2022-05-02T08:55:25+02:00May 2nd, 2022|LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

The Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Lithuania announced that the winner of the competition for the job of conducting hydrological and meteorological measurements for the first Lithuanian wind farm in the Baltic Sea has been announced. The parameter measurements in the Baltic Sea will be carried out by the Spanish company EOLOS Floating [...]

20 04, 2022

Lithuanian government approves regulations to accelerate RES development

By |2022-04-20T12:31:40+02:00April 20th, 2022|LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, REGULATORY|

On April 13, the Lithuanian government approved amendments to legislation drafted by the Ministry of Energy to accelerate the development of RES in Lithuania. The new legislation removes the bureaucracy and excessive restrictions on photovoltaic and wind power plants and encourages the formation of energy communities, the department says. [...]

31 03, 2022

Litgrid: We are preparing for integration of offshore wind into the Lithuanian grid

By |2022-03-29T23:00:32+02:00March 31st, 2022|LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS|

Lithuania’s electricity transmission system operator has summarized 2021 and published a set of financial statements. Litgrid reports that they have successfully met their targets for electricity supply reliability and strategic project execution. Litgrid is also preparing for the integration of offshore farms that will appear in the Baltic Sea. [...]

22 03, 2022

Green Genius and Polenergia join forces for the first offshore competition in Lithuania

By |2022-03-22T09:06:30+01:00March 22nd, 2022|LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, TOP NEWS|

Renewable energy company Green Genius, which develops solar, biogas, wind, and green hydrogen energy projects in 8 European countries, has signed a cooperation agreement with Poland’s largest private energy company, Polenergia. Together, they will seek to win a tender by the Lithuanian state for a wind farm in the Baltic [...]

28 02, 2022

Dainius Kreivys: Record energy consumption and geopolitical tensions show that we need to accelerate green energy development

By |2022-03-11T12:52:19+01:00February 28th, 2022|LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS|

In the current tense geopolitical situation in the region, the development of local electricity generation becomes even more important not only for energy independence but also for national security, Lithuania’s Energy Ministry points out. Energy Minister Dainius Kreivys says, bearing in mind the growing demand for energy, that Lithuania needs to increase its domestic electricity [...]

24 02, 2022

Ignitis Group: The offshore wind as a huge opportunity

By |2022-02-24T09:21:03+01:00February 24th, 2022|LITHUANIA, OPINIONS, TOP NEWS|

The Baltic Sea will be one of the European regions supporting the energy transformation of the European Union. Particular potential is seen in offshore wind energy, and Ignitis Group is interested in its development. We asked the company about specific plans. The company commentary was published in our quarterly report LITHUANIA Q4 2021. […]

22 02, 2022

Algis Latakas: We hope the Klaipėda Seaport will become an extremely important resource platform for offshore wind 

By |2022-04-21T11:00:29+02:00February 22nd, 2022|LITHUANIA, OPINIONS, TOP NEWS|

The Baltic Sea needs port investments. By the end of the decade, 12.5 percent of the European offshore wind fleet could be located in this region, but it needs prepared service and installation ports. The port of Klaipeda has great aspirations too. Director-General of Klaipėda State Seaport Authority, Algis Latakas, commented for BalticWind.EU.  […]

16 02, 2022

Synchronization of Lithuania’s system with the European continental grid will expand RES development opportunities

By |2022-02-19T10:22:51+01:00February 16th, 2022|LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS|

Litgrid, the Lithuanian electricity transmission system operator, said it is receiving an increasing number of requests from developers to investigate the possibility of connecting new wind or solar power plants to the transmission grid. The operator argues that Litgrid’s preparations for the synchronization process and other system development projects will [...]

15 02, 2022

Urtė Daškevičiūtė: The most important is the clarity and transparency in the offshore tendering processes 

By |2022-02-15T08:56:00+01:00February 15th, 2022|LITHUANIA, OPINIONS|

While some developers in the wind energy sector have a lot of experience with onshore wind parks, they lack experience with offshore wind parks. For this reason, local companies cooperate with foreign companies in order to make the best use of local market knowledge and offshore wind industry experience – [...]

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. [...]

8 02, 2022

Support scheme and concept for the 2nd offshore wind project – the Lithuanian Ministry of Energy targets for 2022

By |2022-04-21T11:00:26+02:00February 8th, 2022|LITHUANIA, OPINIONS, REGULATORY|

Lithuania, as one of the Baltic countries, wants to use the opportunities of offshore wind energy development. The first offshore wind farm will be built by 2030, while renewables auction for the first offshore wind farm is planned for 2023. Offshore wind could cover up to a quarter of the energy consumed in the [...]

17 01, 2022

European Commission for BalticWind.EU: We are optimistic about further progress in offshore wind sector

By |2022-01-17T17:56:04+01:00January 17th, 2022|OPINIONS, REGULATORY|

An intense 2021 for offshore wind energy is behind us, particularly in terms of the implementation of European policy. We ask the European Commission about its summary of the past year and its plans for 2022 in offshore wind area policy. We invite you to read the text from the series “Key offshore wind stories [...]

20 12, 2021

BalticWind.EU VIDEO – Daiva Garbaliauskaitė: Offshore wind is a silver bullet and the core of electricity

By |2022-04-08T09:28:14+02:00December 20th, 2021|INTERVIEWS, LITHUANIA, TOP NEWS|

Lithuania has ambitions to develop offshore wind energy, which will significantly support the decarbonisation of the energy sector. Lithuanian Deputy Minister of Energy Daiva Garbaliauskaitė talks to BalticWind.EU about the importance of wind turbines development in the Baltic Sea.  This interview will be part of the BalticWind.EU Special Report WindEurope ElectricCity 2021, which will be available [...]

14 12, 2021

Litgrid and PSE carried out the emergency support test on the Polish-Lithuanian interconnection

By |2021-12-09T21:03:49+01:00December 14th, 2021|LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS|

Last Saturday, 4 December, Litgrid and PSE, the operators of the Lithuanian and Polish electricity transmission systems, carried out the emergency support test on the Polish-Lithuanian interconnection. The test was aimed at verification of Lithuanian system restoration and black-start capabilities using the interconnection together with newly installed autotransformers in Alytus substation. [...]

6 12, 2021

Honorary Consulate of the Kingdom of Denmark opened in Klaipeda – a chance to strengthen relations in the offshore wind sector

By |2021-12-06T10:55:06+01:00December 6th, 2021|DENMARK, LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS|

Jonas Nazarovas, Managing Director of AB DFDS Seaways, has become the first Honorary Consul of Denmark in the Klaipeda region. The solemn ceremony was attended by Ambassador Hans Brask and new Danish Consul Jonas Nazarovas, Klaipeda Mayor Vytautas Grubliauskas and Vice-Minister of Energy of the Republic of Lithuania, Daiva Garbaliauskaitė. [...]

1 12, 2021

French, Dutch and Canadian companies interested in offshore wind farm in Lithuania

By |2021-12-01T10:02:37+01:00December 1st, 2021|LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

Representatives of the Lithuanian Ministry of Energy informed during the international Electric City 2021 conference that the construction of an offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea is in high demand. Among the companies are TotalEnergies Renewables of France, Van Oord Offshore Wind of the Netherlands, Northland Power of Canada. [...]

29 11, 2021

Denmark and Lithuania discuss offshore wind energy development in Klaipeda

By |2021-11-29T11:10:59+01:00November 29th, 2021|DENMARK, LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS|

Today in Klaipeda starts the”Offshore industry in the eastern part of the Baltic Sea: get ready for business”conference, which will bring together representatives of the offshore wind energy sector from Denmark and Lithuania, as well as parties interested in the development of the industry. According to Danish Ambassador to Lithuania [...]

29 11, 2021

Offshore industry in the eastern part of the Baltic Sea: get ready for business

By |2021-11-28T21:13:20+01:00November 29th, 2021||

On 29-30 November 2021 the Embassy of Denmark in Lithuania will host the Conference “Offshore industry in the eastern part of the Baltic Sea: get ready for business” and listen to the experts from Lithuania and Denmark. Speakers included Danish Minister of Climate, Energy and Utilities Mr Dan Jørgensen, Lithuanian Vice-Minister of Energy Ms Daiva [...]

25 11, 2021

Lithuania’s ambitions, DNV’s forecasts, and IOT sensors – BalticWind.EU talk with the wind industry

By |2021-11-26T10:43:27+01:00November 25th, 2021|DENMARK, LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, TOP NEWS|

Today’s industry talks at the WindEurope Electric City 2021 in Copenhagen focus on the challenges of scaling offshore wind, achieving RES targets, repowering, and technologies. Our speakers included Daiva Garbaliauskaitė, Vice-Minister of Energy of Lithuania as well as Ditlev Engel, from Energy Systems at DNV, and Peter Jenkins from 4SUBSEA. […]

18 11, 2021

Palanga concerned about negative impacts of offshore wind turbines, there will be additional landscape studies

By |2022-04-08T09:11:23+02:00November 18th, 2021|LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS|

On BalticWind.EU we reported that Šarūnas Vaitkus, the mayor of the Lithuanian town of Palanga, addressed the state authorities with a letter on concerns about the development of offshore wind farms. Vaitkus was met by representatives of the Lithuanian energy ministry, who came to Palanga. […]

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 [...]

17 11, 2021

WindEurope: Lithuanian offshore auction design proposals jeopardise the low-cost delivery of projects

By |2021-11-17T09:41:35+01:00November 17th, 2021|LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, OPINIONS, REGULATORY|

Lithuania is preparing its regulatory framework for the development of offshore wind in its waters. And new proposed auction rules have recently emerged in the Lithuanian Parliament which will jeopardise the delivery of projects at the lowest cost for society – WindEurope indicates in the press release. […]

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. […]

20 10, 2021

Palanga municipality concerned about the impact of offshore wind farms on tourism and landscape

By |2022-04-08T09:22:54+02:00October 20th, 2021|LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS|

Šarūnas Vaitkus, the Mayor of Palanga, Lithuania, addressed the state authorities with a letter concerning doubts about the development of offshore wind farms. Local politicians are concerned about the negative impact of offshore wind turbines on the landscape as well as recreational and tourism potential. "We strongly disagree!" - Vaitkus stressed in the letter. [...]

15 10, 2021

Lithuania holds talks on construction of second offshore wind farm with capacity of 700 MW

By |2022-04-08T09:20:35+02:00October 15th, 2021|LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, TOP NEWS|

Vice-Minister of Energy of Lithuania Daiva Garbaliauskaitė attended the international conference “Baltic Offshore Wind Transmission” and a study visit to Denmark. During the event in Warsaw, she informed that the Ministry of Energy, together with the grid operator, is holding talks on the possibility of building a second offshore wind [...]

12 10, 2021

A chance of cooperation between Lithuania and Poland in offshore wind? Ignitis and PKN Orlen talks in progress

By |2021-10-13T07:15:53+02:00October 12th, 2021|DENMARK, LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, PROJECTS, TOP NEWS|

On October 8 a ceremonial meeting of the Polish government and the PKN Orlen company with representatives of the Lithuanian government was held in Mažeikiai, Lithuania. A new investment of Orlen in the form of deep crude oil processing in the refinery was announced. On the occasion of the meeting the representatives of both sides [...]

11 10, 2021

Litgrid’s board approved the strategy. Plan is to connect 1.4 GW in offshore farms

By |2022-02-16T22:47:14+01:00October 11th, 2021|LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, TOP NEWS|

Lithuanian electricity system operator, Litgrid, announced that the board of directors has approved the strategy for the development of the electricity transmission system. The plan is to evolve this strategic organization and integrate 4.9 GW of installed RES, including offshore wind, into the system. […]

11 08, 2021

The Lithuanian government has adopted a conclusion on offshore wind energy

By |2021-08-11T09:30:34+02:00August 11th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, REGULATORY, TOP NEWS|

The Lithuanian Ministry of Energy announced that on Wednesday, August 4, 2021, the government supported the ministry’s motion to adopt regulations supporting the development of offshore wind energy. The regulations concern the conditions for the main tender and the scope of the contest winner’s liability. […]

29 07, 2021

Offshore Wind Foundations Alliance goes public. Members are already active in the Baltic Sea

By |2021-07-29T08:25:34+02:00July 29th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS, TOP NEWS|

New offshore wind alliance in Brussels! Five European companies have formed the Offshore Wind Foundations Alliance (OWFA), aiming to inform about the importance and relevance of offshore wind foundations and ensure the sustainability of the offshore wind supply chain. BalticWind.EU asks about alliance activity in the Baltic Sea region. [...]

26 07, 2021

The Lithuanian Environmental Protection Agency will investigate noise levels in offshore wind development zones

By |2021-07-26T01:45:35+02:00July 26th, 2021|LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, TOP NEWS|

The Environmental Protection Agency, together with scientists from the University of Klaipeda and the Center for Life Sciences, will conduct a joint project aimed at proposing measures to reduce eutrophication, water litter, underwater noise pollution and recommendations for marine monitoring. To achieve this goal, the Agency plans to implement 5 [...]

23 07, 2021

Lithuania is looking for a way to create a hydrogen economy. Will it take into account offshore wind energy?

By |2021-07-23T07:56:27+02:00July 23rd, 2021|LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS|

The Lithuanian Ministry of Energy is looking for a contractor for extensive and in-depth research on the development and use of hydrogen until 2050. This country is watching other countries in the Baltic Sea region that are developing, among others, offshore wind energy and plan to use energy from the [...]

28 05, 2021

Lithuania is preparing special plans for the development of offshore wind installations in the Baltic Sea

By |2021-05-30T21:19:18+02:00May 28th, 2021|LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, REGULATORY|

The consulting company UAB Ardynas, commissioned by the Lithuanian Ministry of Energy, will prepare a plan for some areas in the Baltic Sea where offshore wind farms are to be built. Lithuania has already preliminarily identified places where wind farms will be built in the Baltic Sea. In March 2021, the tender for a [...]

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