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 |2021-12-21T10:20:35+01:00December 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 windmill development in the Baltic Sea.  This interview will be part of the BalticWind.EU Special Report WindEurope ElectricCity 2021, which will be available for [...]

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 windmills, there will be additional landscape studies

By |2021-11-18T06:02:33+01:00November 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 |2021-10-20T06:00:27+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 windmills on the landscape as well as recreational and tourism potential. "We strongly disagree!" - Vaitkus stressed in the letter. Vaitkus' letter [...]

15 10, 2021

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

By |2021-10-15T13:41:32+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 farm. [...]

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 |2022-01-23T23:00:35+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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