Renerga-1, UAB, owned by UAB koncernas Achemos grupė, opened a new 7.5 Megawatt (MW) wind farm in Anykščiai region. Kunigiškių wind farm is named after its location and consists of three wind turbines which are currently the highest in Lithuania: the height of their tower and blade reaches as many as 180 metres. The company intends to generate 27m kilowatt-hours of electricity per year.
“Electricity production from renewable resources is one of the strategic activities of the Group. We see great prospects in this area, and the opening of the new park is another important milestone in the long-term strategy. We continue to explore opportunities to strengthen our position in the area of wind energy and to implement developments not only in Lithuania, but also abroad. European countries are increasingly moving from fossil fuel to renewable resources, and Lithuanian companies are heading in the same direction”, said the CEO of UAB koncernas Achemos grupė, Audrius Bendaravičius.
“The price of electricity produced by wind farms has decreased substantially and is the lowest of all possible alternatives of electricity production in Lithuania. The purchase price of electricity produced in Kunigiškių wind farm is currently the lowest in Lithuania – 5.6 cents per kilowatt-hour. To our knowledge, today this is still the lowest kilowatt-hour price in the country”, said the Director of Renerga-1, UAB, Mindaugas Juodis.
According to the Director, the technology is developing very rapidly, wind turbine towers are becoming higher, the blades are getting longer – this allows to significantly increase wind power capacity and their utilisation rate compared to wind turbines constructed earlier. The wind power turbines constructed in the new Renerga-1 wind farm are currently the highest in Lithuania: the height of the tower and the blade reaches 180 metres, and the length of each blade is 60 metres. They are 10 metres higher than other wind turbines standing in Lithuania.
Renerga-1, UAB, is owned by UAB koncernas Achemos grupė which also manages a green energy company, Renerga. Renerga is engaged in the production of electricity from wind, water and sun. The company manages Pastrėvis and Kavarskas hydroelectric power plants and Benaičiai wind farm, Benaičiai-1 wind farm and neighbouring small experimental wind and solar power plants.