Wind energy production in Lithuania increased by 11% in 2013

February 3, 2014 by  
Filed under Green Energy News

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Wind power plants operating in the
country produced a total of 600 GWh of energy which constituted 6% of all
energy consumed in Lithuania. For comparison, in 2012 wind power plants
produced 538 GWh of energy.

 

In late 2013, the total capacity of
wind power amounted to 279 MW, by 16 MW more year-on-year.

 

As stipulated by Lithuanian laws,
total capacity of wind power plants connected to the common transmission
networks can amount to a maximum of 500 MW. In 2013 this amount was distributed
in the auctions for those wind energy producers who offered the lowest purchase
price.

 

“In Lithuania significantly
more electricity can be produced using wind power. Although, the existing 500
MW capacity limit has to be increased, in order to continue stable production
growth of wind power. Advance in technology has a potential to reduce the
electricity price, while businesses are ready to invest in further development
of wind power. However, political will is needed,” said Saulius Piksrys, Director of the
Lithuanian Wind Power Association, in a press release.

 

Wind power in 2013 produced the
most energy of all renewable energy resources. For comparison, water power
produced 516 GWh of energy, while solar power – 45 GWh.

 

Lithuania is committed to the
European Union to achieve by 2020 that 23% of the energy consumed is produced
using renewable energy resources.

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