Posts tagged as Offshore

Offshore wind may connect the Baltic states and benefit Poland

By Patrycja Rapacka on Saturday, August 1, 2020

Today the majority of the Baltic states believe offshore wind is one of the pillars of energy transition. Regional cooperation with other countries on the Baltic coast, including Poland, may accelerate energy transition. This is also an opportunity for Polish industry – writes Patrycja Rapacka, editor at BiznesAlert.pl. Lithuania Our eastern neighbors are planning to increase renewable energy sources (RES) in energy generation and limit its import by developing, among…

Estonia and Latvia to jointly develop 1 GW offshore wind farm

Saturday, August 1, 2020

The governments of Estonia and Latvia have signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly develop an offshore wind farm in the Gulf of Riga, the Baltic Sea. The capacity of the proposed offshore wind farm is up to 1,000 MW and the project is expected to be commissioned by 2030. The wind farm would produce approximately 3.5 terawatt-hours of electricity per year, which is approximately 40 percent of Estonia’s annual…

Lithuania selects where 700 MW offshore wind farm will be built

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

The Government of Lithuania has settled on the position of the country’s first offshore wind farm, with the capacity of up to 700 MW, in the Baltic Sea. The government has decided that the wind farm will be built and commissioned by 2030 at the site previously proposed and considered in the draft Government Resolution, which has now been adopted. The site covers an area of 137.5 square kilometres, with a…

Lithuania’s offshore wind dream starting to take shape

Thursday, February 27, 2020

A task force for the development of offshore wind has taken up work within Lithuania’s energy ministry to prepare the next stages of the Baltic nation’s planned deployment of up to 700MW of wind at sea by 2030. The task force by the end of March is expected to make recommendations to the government on the possible stages of offshore wind development, models of grid connection, the allocation of responsibilities…

Russia’s Offshore ‘Missile Tests’: Psychologically Undermining the Economic Security of the Baltics

By Olevs Nikers on Wednesday, May 16, 2018

In the past two months, the Russian government twice warned Latvian authorities that it was planning to conduct missile tests over Latvia’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in the Baltic Sea. Yet, in both cases (April 4–6 and April 17–19), Russia never actually shot off any live missiles during these “exercises” (Tvnet.lv, April 20; see EDM, May 2). This raises the question of what was the real purpose of Russia’s activities in…