Offshore wind park in the Baltic Sea (2023)

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Information about the project

Lithuania's first offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea is one of the most important Lithuanian energy independence projects. It will significantly increase the production of electricity from renewable energy sources, thus reducing Lithuania's dependence on electricity imports and ensuring low electricity prices for residents.

The offshore wind farm, which will begin to operate in 2028 in the part of the exclusive economic zone of the Republic of Lithuania in the Baltic Sea near Palanga with a capacity of approximately 700 MW, is expected to generate up to 3 TWh of green electricity per year in the Baltic States, which would meet up to a quarter of Lithuania’s electricity demand. The offshore wind farm is also expected to attract more than EUR 1 billion in investments and create at least 1,300 new jobs. The area of the territory planned for the offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea is approximately 136,39 km2. The farm will be about 30 kilometres from the shore. The farm will be about 30 kilometres from the shore

Project implementers: Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Lithuania together with EPSO-G and Public institution Lithuanian Energy Agency

More information about the project is available at: www.offshorewind.lt 

PROJECT GOALS AND SIGNIFICANCE

  • The offshore wind power plant project will enable the implementation of the main objective of the National Energy Independence Strategy in the field of renewable energy sources - to further increase the share of renewable energy sources in Lithuania’s domestic energy production and final energy consumption balance, thus reducing dependence on fossil fuel imports and increasing the domestic electricity generation capacity; 
  • The offshore wind farm will ensure lower electricity prices for Lithuanian citizens and businesses; 
  • Wind energy sources are renewable and therefore inexhaustible; 
  • Wind energy does not pollute the air and reduces climate impact; 

Benefits for the coastal community:

  • It is planned that the budget of nearest city municipality will be annually supplemented by about EUR 3 million, which the park developer will be obliged to pay from the amount of electricity generated and supplied to the network;
  • The winner tenderer will have to allocate at least EUR 5 million for the purposes of environmental protection in the maritime territory of Lithuania;
  • During the construction and exploitation period, it is planned to create as many as 1.3 thousand new jobs;
  • Not less than 3 percent the construction works of the park will have to be carried out by small and medium-sized enterprises.
Last updated: 19-10-2022