Wind Power News: Lithuania
These news and opinion items are gathered by National Wind Watch to help keep readers informed about developments related to industrial wind energy. They are the products of the organizations or individuals noted and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of National Wind Watch.
Baltic neighbors Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia share a lot in common, including the Baltic Sea, but the differences in their development of offshore wind power are stark. Estonia, which has met the European Union’s 2020 renewable energy targets, is the least energy import-dependent country in the EU and will strengthen its energy security with between 1,300 MW and 1,700 MW to be added to the grid from two offshore wind projects by 2020. Currently there is 303 MW of installed . . . Complete story »
Wide attention will be devoted for the development of wind energy in Lithuania. The Ministry of Energy has revised and submitted to the Government the draft project of the Renewable Energy Resources Development Programme for 2016-2020, which will be more favourable to all electricity consumers and promote investment in the development of wind energy, informs LETA/ELTA. Based on the draft programme, the installed generation capacity using wind energy should grow by another 250 MW next to the already planned boost . . . Complete story »
An expansion of wind power in Lithuania may help the country to improve its energy independence and offset a shortfall caused by closure of nuclear capacity. Installed wind power capacity is likely double to 500 megawatts by 2015, five years ahead of schedule, paving the way for energy independence without nuclear power, according to Lithuania’s wind energy association. Last month, more than 60 percent of voters in a non-binding referendum rejected construction of a nuclear reactor that’s intended to replace . . . Complete story »
A new order on quotas promotion and fixed rates of wind turbines in Lithuania left almost all wind energy producers unsatisfied. Some of them delayed plans for new projects, while others promise to participate in auctions, even though they see a potential risk. For example, company Renerga owned by concern Achema Group postponed the construction of new 100 megawatts (MW) wind plant park to 2015. The company decided to abandon its investment plants due to auctions established by Renewable Energy . . . Complete story »
[Wind Watch is a little late in posting this announcement, and do so now along with several pieces by Peter Skeel Hjorth in the Resource Library.] Our organisation, which regroups 358 member-associations, federations and other groups from 19 European countries, has the pleasure of announcing the nomination of Peter Skeel Hjorth as its spokesman for Scandinavia (Denmark, Norway and Sweden) plus Finland and the Baltic countries (Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia). He will represent EPAW in these countries, sending or relaying . . . Complete story »