Tag Archives: Latvia

Latvia has a lot of wind energy potential – it’s time to start using it

On 29 April WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson spoke at “WindWorks. Powering Latvia’s energy future” organised by the Latvian Wind Energy Association (LWEA), the Danish Embassy in Latvia and business technology platform BiSMART. Other speakers included the President of Latvia Egils Levits, EU Energy Commissioner Kadri Simson, Danish Energy Minister Dan Jørgensen and Latvian Minister for … Continue reading Latvia has a lot of wind energy potential – it’s time to start using it

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Vestas enters wind energy in Latvia with 14 wind turbines

Marking its entry into the Latvian wind market, Vestas has secured a 59 MW order for the Targale wind farm from a special purpose company majority owned by Utilitas, the Estonian utility provider. The Targale project is located in the municipality of Ventspils, in western Latvia, and will be powered by 14 V136-4.2 MW wind … Continue reading Vestas enters wind energy in Latvia with 14 wind turbines

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Ørsted and Eesti to build 1-2 GW Baltic offshore wind power plant

Eesti Energia’s renewable subsidiary Enefit Green and Danish offshore wind developer Ørsted have signed an agreement which outlines a vision for the development of an offshore wind farm in the Gulf of Riga. Eesti Energia and Ørsted wish to create a joint company in the development of wind energy in the Baltic Sea. The plan also … Continue reading Ørsted and Eesti to build 1-2 GW Baltic offshore wind power plant

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Developments on offshore wind power in the Baltic Sea

In September 2020, eight Baltic countries (Poland, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia) signed a joint declaration with the Commission to accelerate the development of offshore wind energy in the region, and the Energy Cooperation of The North Seas should help them build on the successes of offshore wind in the North Sea … Continue reading Developments on offshore wind power in the Baltic Sea

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Estonia and Latvia sign agreement for joint offshore wind energy plan

Estonia and Latvia signed a memorandum of understanding to develop an offshore wind farm this week, the first agreement of its kind in the region. Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure Taavi Aas (Center) and Latvian Minister of Economic Affairs Janis Vitenbergs digitally signed the memorandum which marks the first steps taken towards the project … Continue reading Estonia and Latvia sign agreement for joint offshore wind energy plan

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Latvia and Estonia plan joint wind energy project in Gulf of Riga

Estonia and Latvia have signed a memorandum of understanding that will lead to the two Baltic countries jointly developing an up to 1GW offshore wind farm in the Gulf of Riga. Latvia and Estonia plan to raise EU funding for a joint wind farm project in the Gulf of Riga, LETA was told at the … Continue reading Latvia and Estonia plan joint wind energy project in Gulf of Riga

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Estonia and Latvia plan joint offshore wind farm development

The Estonian and Latvian states are planning a joint offshore wind power plant in the Gulf of Riga, aimed at contributing to electricity grid security in both countries. Minister of Economy and Infrastructure Taavi Aas met with his Latvian counterpart Ralfs Nemiro in Latvia to discuss the matter. A common offshore wind farm could bring … Continue reading Estonia and Latvia plan joint offshore wind farm development

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Latvia to install over 100 wind turbines during next decade

During the next decade, Latvia plans to install 110 new wind turbines, each with a capacity of eight megawatts (MW), according to the National Energy and Climate Plan for 2021-2030 presented by the Economics Ministry on Friday. The total capacity of the wind farms currently in operation in Latvia is around 70 MW. According to … Continue reading Latvia to install over 100 wind turbines during next decade

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Baltics urged to expedite offshore wind energy

The European Forum for Renewable Energy Sources (EUFORES) has stepped up its lobbying of the Baltic States’ governments to expedite their development of offshore wind. EUFORES is a cross-party network of members of the European Parliament and the legislatures of individual EU member states. EUFORES’ president, Claude Turmes, who is also an MEP, signed a … Continue reading Baltics urged to expedite offshore wind energy

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Lithuania was leading in the wind energy production in Baltics

In 2013, as compared to 2012, Lithuania was the leading country in the wind energy production among the Baltic States. Estonia was the second and Latvia – the third, reports LETA/ELTA. Wind power plants operating in Lithuania produced a total of 599,99 MWh of electricity energy and this was 11.6% more as compared to 2012 … Continue reading Lithuania was leading in the wind energy production in Baltics

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