Wind energy sector in Lithuania
In 2018, the wind parks operating in Lithuania produced 1.1 TWh (1117 GWh) of electricity. By comparison, the wind power plants produced the largest amount of electricity in the country’s wind energy history in 2017, reaching 1.3 TWh (1331 GWh).
There are currently 23 wind parks operating in Lithuania, with a combined capacity of 480 MW. A total of 539 MW have been installed in the country including smaller wind power plants.
Wind energy sector in Europe
In 2018, the wind parks in Europe produced 362 TWh of electricity. That is 14 percent of the European Union (EU) electricity demand. This indicator is 2 percent higher than was recorded in 2017.
In 2018, the total installed capacity of the wind power plants in the EU amounted to 11.3 GW –8.6 GW onshore and 2.65 GW offshore. By comparison, in 2017, the combined capacity of the newly installed wind parks amounted to 15.6 GW – 12.4 GW installed onshore and 3.2 GW offshore.