In 2021, Lithuania’s existing wind farms generated 1.36 TWh (1356 GWh) of electricity, 13.8% less than the 1.54 TWh (1544 GWh) generated in 2020. This represents 11.5% of Lithuania’s final electricity consumption. Last year was an exceptionally windy year, not only in Lithuania but also across Europe.
In total, 3 TWh of electricity was generated from renewable energy sources in 2021. According to estimates by the Lithuanian Wind Energy Association, wind accounted for 45.6% of all green electricity generation in Lithuania last year (including the Kruonis HPP).
“According to Litgrid data, the total installed capacity of wind power plants in Lithuania is 671 MW. This represents almost 60% of the total installed capacity of renewable energy sources.
The amount of electricity generated by wind power plants is expected to grow in the future. With Lithuania aiming to generate 100% of the country’s electricity from renewable sources by 2050, the amount of electricity generated by wind power plants should triple by 2030.
New wind farm projects are currently being developed in more than ten Lithuanian municipalities, with a combined capacity of more than 800 MW. Most of the larger projects are being developed on a commercial basis, without state subsidies.