In 2019, wind parks operating in Lithuania generated 1.45 TWh (1453 GWh) of electricity – 28% more than in 2018, when wind farms produced 1.1 TWh (1139 GWh) of electricity. This is 13% of Lithuania’s final electricity consumption. All renewable energy sources generated 26% of final electricity consumption in 2019. Electricity generation from renewables accounted for 80% of the total local generation in 2019.
Due to a 13% increase in the local electricity generation, the overall balance of the Lithuanian electricity system improved slightly but remained highly negative (-9.3 TWh). This is the first time since 2014 that the country’s electricity import/export balance has improved, yet the amount of imported energy still accounted for about 72 percent of total electricity demand.
Wind farms can supply 634,000 households with electricity. This is equivalent to the electricity needs of 1.3 million people.
All renewable energy sources – wind, solar, hydro, biomass and biogas – produced 2.9 TWh of electricity in 2019. This means that electricity generated by wind farms accounts for exactly half of all renewable electricity or 40% of the total domestic electricity generation.
There are currently 23 wind farms operating in Lithuania with a combined capacity of 480 MW. According to Litgrid, a total of 533 MW of wind power plants is installed in Lithuania, together with small wind installations.