OFFSHORE WIND
PARK IN THE BALTIC SEA

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.

700MW

of power plant park will be built in 2028.

3 TWh

generated electricity per year will ensure up to 25% of Lithuania's needs

over 1 bil

Eur of private investment

1300

new jobs

Renewable green energy

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.

Project progress

2022
Q1
  • A package of laws on the development of offshore wind energy in the Baltic Sea has been adopted
Q3
  • NERC accepts the description of the procedure for organizing Tenders and issuing permits
Q4
  • Government of the Republic of Lithuania approves the criteria for tender participants
  • Preparation of the special plan for OWF areas
  • The European Commission approves the support scheme
2023
Q1
  • NERC approves the methodology for determining the maximum possible transaction price
  • Litgrid publishes pre-requisites for joining
Q2
  • Seabed surveys in the area of the first OWF
Q3
  • Environmental impact assessment (EIA) for the first OWF
  • Seabed surveys in the area of the first OWF
  • Wind speed, water and meteorological surveys in the area of the first OWF
  • Approval of the OWF interconnection territorial planning document concept and solutions
  • First offshore wind farm tender announced
2024
Q2
  • Approval of the OWF interconnection territorial planning document concept and solutions
  • Announced the winner tenderer
2025
Q2
  • Completion of the preparatory works for the transfer of the territory of the connection corridor.
2028
Q1
  • First offshore wind farm built
2022
Q1
  • A package of laws on the development of offshore wind energy in the Baltic Sea has been adopted
Q3
  • NERC accepts the description of the procedure for organizing Tenders and issuing permits
Q4
  • Government of the Republic of Lithuania approves the criteria for tender participants
  • Preparation of the special plan for OWF areas
  • The European Commission approves the support scheme
2023
Q1
  • NERC approves the methodology for determining the maximum possible transaction price
  • Litgrid publishes pre-requisites for joining
Q2
  • Seabed surveys in the area of the first OWF
Q3
  • Environmental impact assessment (EIA) for the first OWF
  • Seabed surveys in the area of the first OWF
  • Wind speed, water and meteorological surveys in the area of the first OWF
  • Approval of the OWF interconnection territorial planning document concept and solutions
  • First offshore wind farm tender announced
2024
Q2
  • Approval of the OWF interconnection territorial planning document concept and solutions
  • Announced the winner tenderer
2025
Q2
  • Completion of the preparatory works for the transfer of the territory of the connection corridor.
2028
Q1
  • First offshore wind farm built

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