Lithuania eyes 700MW offshore wind zone that could meet 25% of its power needs

15/05/2020 10:34 Wind

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Lithuania’s energy ministry has submitted a government decree for public consultation on the location of a 700MW wind array off its coast that could provide up to a quarter of the small Baltic nation’s electricity needs.

The zone foreseen covers an area of 137.5 square kilometres, and is located some 29km from shore, with average water depths of 35 metres, and wind speeds seen at about 9 m/s, the energy ministry said in a release.

 

“Fierce competition will begin for investment in this area, and we need to be as well prepared as possible for this,” energy minister Žygimantas Vaičiūnas said.

 

A final decision on the location of the offshore wind farm is expected to be taken at the beginning of June, Rytis Kėvelaitis, vice minister for energy told Recharge.

Source: rechargenews.com

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