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2019 05 17
Government presented the key technical document for synchronisation – the terms of the agreement for connection to the European grid

On May 15, the Government endorsed main terms of the agreement on the conditions for connection of Baltic States power systems to the power system of Continental Europe (CEN). This Connection Agreement will be signed by Lithuanian electricity transmission system operator...

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2019 05 09
Lithuania and Poland seek long-term cooperation in the field of gas

On May 7, the Minister of Energy Lithuania Žygimantas Vaičiūnas went to Poland to participate in the Polish gas sector’s largest annual conference GAZTERM 2019 in   Międzyzdroje.  The minister highlighted the importance of a particularly close cooperation of Lithuania and Poland in the field of energy, specifically in the gas sector which is being...

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2019 05 07
Lithuania has formally applied to the European Commission to demand that implementation of the Astravets NPP stress test recommendations be ensured

Today (May 3), Minister of Energy Žygimantas Vaičiūnas met with European Commission (EC) Vice-President responsible for the Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič. The main topics of the meeting were further implementation of the Baltic electricity network synchronisation...

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2019 05 07
Žygimantas Vaičiūnas: Intensifying U.S. – EU cooperation in the field of LNG opens new opportunities for Lithuania.

Minister of Energy Žygimantas Vaičiūnas participated in the U.S.–EU Energy Council High-Level Business to Business Forum that took place today (May 2) in Brussels. The prestigious event, which was the first of its kind, was opened by European Commissioner for Energy Miguel Arias Cañete and...

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2019 05 06
Lithuania and France will work together to decommission nuclear power plants and manage radioactive waste

On the 2nd of May the Ministry of Energy and the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission signed a Letter of Intent on strategic cooperation on decommissioning of nuclear facilities and management of radioactive waste.

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2019 04 25
European Commission approves support for the development of renewable electricity in Lithuania

The European Commission has approved a support scheme, that will enable further intensive development of renewable electricity in Lithuania. Today, the Government has also approved the legislative amendments drafted by the Ministry of Energy, which specifies the procedure for application of the new support scheme to renewable...

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2019 04 22
Information on the progress of decommission of the Ignalina NPP has been reported to the Government

Information on the key results of the Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant (INPP) decommissioning works and the major works planned to be performed at the INPP in 2019 has been reported at the Government session, which was held on 19 April 2019.

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2019 03 15
Agreement signed on a Feasibility study for the electricity generation project

The Ministry of Energy, US company NET Power and energy innovation company 8 Rivers Capital have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on a feasibility study for a zero-emissions power generation project. This study will thoroughly evaluate all the technical and economic aspects of a zero-emissions 300 MW gas power plant. 

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2019 03 15
US Focus on Central and Eastern European Energy Projects

Minister of Energy Žygimantas Vaičiūnas is participating in the first ministerial forum for transatlantic energy cooperation taking place in Houston (USA) on March 13–15. The objective of the forum, which is being held on the initiative of US Energy Secretary Rick Perry, is to increase support from the US government and private companies for energy projects in Central and...

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2019 03 06
Strategic EU Objectives in the Areas of Climate Change and Energy Discussed in the Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council

On 4th of March, Minister of Energy Žygimantas Vaičiūnas took part in a meeting of the EU Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council (the TTE Council), where the ministers discussed tackling climate change and relevant issues of the energy sector.

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2019 03 04
Luxembourg and Lithuania to implement an agreement on cooperation in renewable energy

While implementing a bilateral agreement between Luxembourg and Lithuania on cooperation in renewable energy, Lithuania transfers to Luxembourg a share of renewable energy statistics for a consideration of over EUR 8 million.

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2019 02 08
Energy ministry invites you to submit proposals on the long-term capacity mechanism concept

On February 5, a public discussion was held at the Ministry of Energy, during which the capacity mechanism concept was presented. This was the first stage of public consultation with stakeholders - until February 19, the ministry is waiting for proposals and comments from stakeholders. The collected information will be evaluated,...

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