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These news and opinion items are gathered by National Wind Watch in its noncommercial educational effort to help keep readers informed about developments related to industrial wind energy. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of National Wind Watch. They are the products of and owned by the organizations or individuals noted and are shared here according to “fair use” and “fair dealing” provisions of copyright law.


May 12, 2024 • Lithuania, Print storyE-mail story

Enefit Green sues wind turbine maker over Lithuanian wind farm shut down

Enefit Green is claiming damages from General Electric, one of the world’s largest wind turbine manufacturers, and insurance company Compensa for the closure of the Akmene wind farm in Lithuania. Kadri Korsten, a spokesperson for Enefit Green, told the daily Postimees that the company is not disclosing the amount of the claim at this time. According to Postimees’ own calculations, Enefit Green may have suffered losses of around €12.6 million. In May last year, Enefit Green’s 75-megawatt Akmene wind farm . . . Complete story »


May 4, 2023 • Lithuania, Print storyE-mail story

Wind turbine tower collapses at Enefit Green’s wind farm in Lithuania

No one was injured when a turbine tower collapsed on an Enefit Green wind farm under construction in Akmene, Lithuania, on Tuesday afternoon, Enefit Green said. The management board was notified of the incident at 4:26 p.m. One of the turbine towers, with a General Electric GE 158-5.X turbine, collapsed. There are no human casualties nor injuries, the company said. “Enefit Green representatives together with representatives of turbine supplier General Electric and construction company Merko Statyba will work together to . . . Complete story »


March 17, 2022 • Lithuania, Print storyE-mail story

GE Renewable Energy investigates second Cypress wind turbine failure in two months

Local media said residents of the nearby village of Staškūniškis were alerted to the incident by a shockwave at 8.15am last Friday. Lithuanian media outlet Anyksta quoted Danius Tursa, who said: "The first thought was that a bomb had exploded somewhere nearby. Even the walls of the house shook from the shock wave. The whole village of Staškūniškis heard it." Complete story »


March 16, 2022 • LithuaniaPrint storyE-mail story

European Energy probes GE turbine collapse in Lithuania

European Energy has launched an investigation following the collapse of a GE Cypress turbine at the 50MW Anyksciai onshore wind farm in Lithuania. The Denmark-based developer has confirmed that the 5.5MW machine fell to the ground on the morning of 11 March. No injuries occurred and local authorities were informed as soon as the incident came to light, a spokesperson for the company said. “We have temporarily suspended the operation of all turbines in the Anyksciai wind farm to investigate . . . Complete story »


April 10, 2016 • Estonia, Latvia, LithuaniaPrint storyE-mail story

Close-knit Baltic neighbors take different tack on offshore wind power

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 offshore wind capacity . . . Complete story »


September 29, 2015 • LithuaniaPrint storyE-mail story

Lithuania’s Energy Minister proposes changes in wind energy sector

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 of . . . Complete story »


November 20, 2012 • LithuaniaPrint storyE-mail story

Lithuania may partly replace nuclear power with wind, lobby says

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 »


October 2, 2012 • LithuaniaPrint storyE-mail story

New regulation slows development of Lithuania’s wind plants

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 »


February 27, 2011 • Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, SwedenPrint storyE-mail story

Investigative journalist to be EPAW’s spokesman in Scandinavia

[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 »


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