Baltic Energy Areas – A Planning Perspective

Project activities: In the project, 11 partners from eight countries around the Baltic Sea cooperate to support the transition towards low-carbon energy systems.

BEA-APP brings together two perspectives: spatial planning as well as regional energy policy. The project aims at increasing the capacity of regional and renewable energy planning actors by:
– Providing adjusted spatial planning instruments targeting renewable energy development;
– Developing innovative stakeholder involvement methods and financing systems to increase social acceptance through local ownership;
– Applying the developed measures to pilot cases, studying the features of suitable renewable energy production sites and, thereby, setting the scene for concrete projects.

BEA-APP is a flagship project under the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR).


Project is supported by Interreg Baltic Sea Region programme.

Project budget: 2 700 000 € 
TREA budget: 239 000 € (incl ERDF support 203 150 €)

Project duration: 2016−2019

Project aims: Increasing the capacity of regional and renewable energy planning actors.

Project results: one of the project outputs in Estonia is the reconstruction project for Rõuge village cultural centre: The reconstruction project of Rõuge village hall

Project partners:

  • Ministry of Energy, Infrastructure and State DevelopmentMecklenburg­Vorpommern (Germany)
  • Skåne Energy Agency (Sweden)
  • Region Blekinge (Sweden)
  • Energy Agency for Southeast Sweden (Sweden)
  • Regional Council of Central Finland (Finland)
  • Tartu Regional Energy Agency (Estonia)
  • Zemgale Planning regioon (Latvia)
  • Baltic Environmental Forum Latvia (Latvia) 
  • Lithuanian Energy Institute (Lithuania)
  • Regional Office for Spatial Planning of Westpomeranian Voivodeship (Poland)
  • Roskilde University (Denmark)

Project website:  

Contact persons in TREA: Antti Roose (, +372 5332 8233); Martin Kikas (, +372 524 5225)

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