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2020 04 29
Žygimantas Vaičiūnas at the Energy Council: Safety standards must be implemented at the Belarusian nuclear power plant before its commissioning

Minister of Energy Žygimantas Vaičiūnas participated in an informal video conference of the energy ministers of the European Union, where the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the energy sector was discussed, as well as the actions taken by Member States to...

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2020 04 29
Developing and testing innovations will be easier for energy start-ups

Now that the Seimas has approved the amendments to the Law on Energy prepared by the Ministry of Energy, developing and testing energy innovations will be easier and simpler. A regulatory sandbox, which is a controlled environment for testing innovations, has been legalised.

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2020 04 29
Lithuania to allow renewable energy communities, more opportunities for businesses to use green electricity

Yet another step is being taken towards the development of renewable energy – the Seimas has approved draft laws prepared by the Ministry of Energy which will allow residents to cooperate and establish renewable energy communities. Producers of electricity from renewable energy sources (RES) will also...

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2020 02 13
Synchronisation project to be given even more attention with the creation of a government commission

Today, the Government approved the Report on Synchronisation of the Electric Power System with the Continental European Network, which outlines project progress and the key work done in 2019.  A proposal was also approved to set up a government commission which will ensure project coordination at the highest level.

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2020 01 16
Investors are ready to invest in renewable energy in Lithuania without state support

Today the National Energy Regulatory Council (NERC) has confirmed the winner of renewable energy auctions. The price premium to the electricity exchange price offered by the successful investor is EUR 0 per MWh. This means that the project will be developed without state support.

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2020 01 14
In 2019, Lithuania transported the highest ever recorded amount of gas to the Baltic States

By making targeted investments into the Lithuanian gas infrastructure and its interconnection with neighbouring countries, the gas transmission to the Baltic States increased 2.6-fold last year if compared to 2018, and reached almost 6 TWh of gas. According to the Lithuanian gas transmission system operator Amber Grid, during this...

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2019 12 20
Astravets NPP problems discussed at the meeting of the Minister of Energy and the new chief of the IAEA

The Minister of Energy Žygimantas Vaičiūnas met the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Rafael Grossi. The main purpose of the meeting w as to introduce the position of Lithuania regarding the threats caused by Astravyets nuclear power plant (Astravyets NPP) to the national security...

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2019 12 20
The Seimas granted state guarantees to the implementation of the long-term operation model of Klaipėda LNG terminal

The Seimas approved granting the state guarantees of EUR 275 million value to the loan agreements between the Nordic Investment Bank and Klaipėda Liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal operator Klaipėdos nafta AB inten d ed for acquisition of a LNG storage vessel and...

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2019 12 05
Lithuania’s experience with prosumers presented in Paris

Today (5 December), Minister of Energy Žygimantas Vaičiūnas is in Paris to attend the International Energy Agency (IEA) Ministerial Meeting that is held every two years. Lithuania’s accession to this prestigious energy organisation was discussed during a meeting with IEA Executive Director Fatih Birol.

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2019 12 05
The Astravets NPP problem – at the Energy Council in Brussels

On 3-4 December, Minister of Energy Žygimantas Vaičiūnas was in Brussels, where, during a meeting with the new Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson, and a meeting of the Energy Council, he set out Lithuania’s requirements concerning implementation of the recommendations made during the Astravets NPP stress tests and European process oversight.

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2019 12 05
Agreement signed for EUR 10 million in EU support for Harmony Link preparatory work

On 3 December, the heads of the Lithuanian and Polish transmission system operators have signed an agreement for EUR 10 million in EU support for the Harmony Link submarine power interconnection. EUR 4 million has been allocated to Lithuania under this agreement.

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2019 12 05
Energy Council: About the energy priorities of the new EC

On 4 December, Minister of Energy Žygimantas Vaičiūnas attended a meeting of the Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council in Brussels, where the energy priorities of the new European Commission and national energy and climate plans were discussed.

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