Bring Baltic's
wind together

Energy production needs a new approach, both for environmental and security reasons. Offshore wind energy is an environmentally and human-friendly way to produce green, affordable energy and to increase energy independence.


ELWIND is a joint Estonian-Latvian state-run cross-border offshore wind project aiming to raise energy independence in the region by increasing production of green energy and improving interstate electricity connectivity.

ELWIND project timeline

MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) 2020

Technical assistance 2021

Prefeasibility study 2021

C-B RES list nomination 2022

Final area decisions 2022

CEF RES application 2023

EIA (Environmental Impact Assessment) 2025

Auction 2026

Project construction 2028+

Commissioning 2030+

2020 - MoU (Memorandum of Understanding)

Projekti elluviimist alustati 2020. aasta septembris, mil allkirjastati Eesti-Läti majandusministeeriumite vahel vastastikuse mõistmise memorandum (edaspidi MoU). Projekt loob tiheda sideme Läti ja Eesti vahel, tugevdades tehnoloogilist, energeetilist ja majandusliku koostööd.

Consideration phase
  • Studies for offshore wind connection in on-shore
  • Assessments of various scenarios for offshore wind connection
  • EIA studies
  • Other technical and socio-economic studies
Planning and permitting phase
  • Technical requirements for ELWIND connection
  • Proposal for investments
  • Investment decision
  • Technical design
  • Tendering
Construction phase
  • Constructiion timeline
  • Commissioning
  • Testing
  • Operation

Impacts and gains

ELWIND project is expected to increase energy security, make electricity prices more affordable, and provide domestic green energy. It will also boost competitiveness through opening up new sectoral development.