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Lithuania planning 700MW offshore wind project, will meet 25% of nation’s electric needs

Lithuania’s Ministry of Energy has submitted a draft government resolution to stakeholders for coordination on locations in the Baltic Sea suitable for offshore wind farms.

The draft Government Resolution proposes the construction of a wind farm with a capacity of up to 700 MW. A wind farm of this capacity in the Baltic Sea would produce approximately 2.5-3 TWh of electricity per year, which is 25 percent of the country’s current electricity demand, the ministry said.

The resolution also provides the exact area in the Baltic Sea where the development of wind turbines would be the most efficient. The territory planned in the Baltic Sea covers an area of 137.5 km2, with a distance from shore of approximately 29 kilometres, an average water depth of 35 metres, and an average wind speed of approximately 9 m/s.

Lithuania plans to announce the first auctions for offshore wind in 2023. The power plants should be built and start generating electricity by 2030.

[Adnan Durakovic]

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