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.
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.
Frequently asked questions
The winner of the tender will be announced in the second quarter of 2024, and the first offshore wind farm is planned to be built in 2028.
Wind energy stands out from other types of energy from renewable resources due to its sophistication and rapid technological progress. Energy produced from wind reduces air pollution, contributes to the mitigation of climate change, helps ensure energy security and reduces fossil fuel imports. Wind energy is inexhaustible, and expanding the wind energy sector creates new jobs and promotes regional development. It is worth noting that in the National Energy Independence Strategy, our country has an ambitious goal - to produce up to 100% of energy from renewable sources. the country needs electricity. In order to achieve these indicators, the role of wind energy, especially offshore, will only strengthen in the future.
It will reach about 300 meters (the highest point of the blade).
The area of the territory planned for the offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea is about 136.39 km2.
Possible changes to the natural environment will be defined in the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), and compensatory and preventive environmental protection measures will have to be implemented by the park developer.
Offshore wind farms will not have a negative impact on either land or water recreational tourism. The offshore wind power plants will be located about 30 kilometers from the shore.
- It is planned that the budget of nearest city municipality will be supplemented by about 3 million. euros, which the park developer will be obliged to pay from the amount of electricity generated and supplied to the network;
- During the construction and exploitation period, it is planned to create as many as 1.3 thousand new jobs