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2017 06 22
The vision of the Lithuanian energy sector: complete independence from fossil fuels by 2050

On 21st June, the Minister of Energy Žygimantas Vaičiūnas presented the project of the renewed National Energy Independence Strategy (NEIS). The project sets the energy goals of Lithuania and the directions of their implementation until 2030, and sets the energy development guidelines until 2050.

2017 06 09
The nuclear power plant in Astravyets poses a threat for Lithuania's national security

The Government of Lithuania has endorsed the conclusions of the assessment of the nuclear power plant (NPP) being built in Astravyets District, Belarus. This leads to recommendation for the Parliament to declare the Atravyets NPP unsafe due to its geographic location, which threatens Lithuania's national security, environment and public...

2017 06 02
Ž. Vaičiūnas: New reliable power plants needed in the Baltic region from 2025

For the first time, a long-term adequacy analysis was conducted for the electric power systems of all Baltic countries. It was prepared based on the system data of the Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian electricity transmission system operators (TSO). Analysis shows that by 2025 new flexible power generation must be installed in the Baltic power...

2017 05 30
Important energy sector issues discussed with the Vice President of the European Commission

On the 24 th  of May the Minister of Energy Žygimantas Vaičiūnas met with the Vice-President of the European Commission (EC) Maroš Šefčovič responsible for the European Energy Union. The meeting involved the discussion on the fundamental energy-sector issues of great importance for Lithuania and the entire region –...

2017 05 19
Lithuania and Indonesia linked by cooperation prospects in renewable energy

Minister of Energy Žygimantas Vaičiūnas pays a visit to Indonesia together with the delegation led by the President of the Republic of Lithuania. During the visit, the Minister has signed a bilateral cooperation agreement in the fields of renewable energy and energy saving.

2017 05 10
Upgrading of the north-eastern electricity system of Lithuania – an important step towards synchronisation

Today (May, 10 th ) the Government supported the motion to qualify optimisation of the Lithuanian north-eastern electricity transmission hub as an economic project of national importance.

2017 05 10
Lithuania is making active arrangements to connect to the European electricity system

On the 9th of May Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis, together with Energy Minister Žygimantas Vaičiūnas, paid a visit to the operational centre of Litgrid electricity transmission system. The guests were briefed on the types of works ahead in preparation for synchronisation of the Baltic electricity systems with electricity networks of the...

2017 05 04
Gazprom's proposed commitments are insufficient to address distortions to the gas market

The Ministry of Energy submits to the European Commission its position on commitments assumed by Gazprom in respect of the Central and Eastern European gas markets. The Ministry supports the Commission’s efforts to deal with gas market distortion issues faced by Lithuania and other Baltic countries and caused by anti-competitive...

2017 04 26
Transmission capacity allocation between countries will be more effective

The natural gas transmission system operators of the Baltic countries – AB Amber Grid (Lithuania), Connexus Baltic Grid AS (Latvia), and Elering AS (Estonia) – have signed agreements on transmission capacity allocation at connection points between the three Baltic countries.

2017 04 25
Minister of Energy: more intensive utilisation of gas infrastructure in the region - more benefits for all

On 21st of April Minister of Energy Žygimantas Vaičiūnas together with Latvian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Economy Arvils Ašeradens visited the floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) “Independence” and the above-ground LNG distribution station construction site.

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2017 04 13
Agreement on priority Baltic synchronisation option reached in Brussels

A meeting of the High-Level Group of the Baltic Energy Market Interconnection Plan (BEMIP) was held in Brussels on April 12. The participants of the meeting discussed the scenarios of synchronising the electricity systems of the Baltic States with European networks (hereinafter – Synchronisation) and agreed that priority should be given to synchronisation...

2017 04 11
Memorandum of understanding signed by KN and Fluxys

On the 11th of April, 2017 operator of oil and liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals AB Klaipėdos nafta (KN) as part of a Lithuanian energy delegation visited Fluxys’ Zeebrugge LNG terminal and its small-scale LNG facilities in Belgium. Both companies agreed in a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate closely in the development of small-scale LNG projects and...

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