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2020 08 03
Lithuanian Electricity Market Development and Implementation Plan has been updated

The Ministry of Energy, having regard to the recommendations of the European Commission (further – Commission), has updated the Lithuanian Electricity Market Development and Implementation Plan. The Lithuanian Electricity Market Development and Implementation Plan presents the liberalization of the retail electricity supply market, the...

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2020 07 31
Žygimantas Vaičiūnas’ conversation with the US Secretary of Energy: the US involvement in the fight against the threats posed by the Astravets NPP is critical

Minister of Energy Žygimantas Vaičiūnas had a telephone conversation with US Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette. During the conversation, topical issues of energy security in Europe, the Baltic States and their neighbouring...

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2020 07 15
Minister of Energy invites Poland to participate in the Baltic electricity and gas markets

Yesterday in Warsaw, Minister of Energy Žygimantas Vaičiūnas met with Poland’s Minister of Climate Michał Kurtyka, who is responsible for energy, and discussed progress in the synchronisation of the Baltic States with the synchronous grid of Continental Europe as well as implementation of the Harmony Link power interconnection...

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2020 06 23
Government reaches a decision on the Baltic Sea territory where wind turbines will be constructed

The Government made the decisions necessary for offshore wind development – a wind farm with a capacity of up to 700 MW is planned to be constructed by 2030 in a Baltic Sea territory nearly 30 kilometres from the shore. Offshore wind, which is one of the most efficient and promising energy sources, will make it possible to...

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2020 06 15
The threat of the Astravets NPP – on the agenda for the meeting of EU energy ministers

Minister of Energy Žygimantas Vaičiūnas raised the issue of the threat of the Astravets Nuclear Power Plant (Astravets NPP) in a video conference of European Union (EU) energy ministers.

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2020 06 02
Two solar farms in Visaginas

One 10 MW solar farm project will be implemented by Visaginas City Municipality. Another 10 MW solar farm will be built by the Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant in an effort to reduce electricity costs and contribute to sustainable energy development in Lithuania.

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2020 05 27
Funding application for synchronisation submitted to the European Commission; project work not stopping, even during lockdown

Today, the transmission system operators of four countries – Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Poland – submitted a funding application for a total of EUR 1.2 billion to finance the project for synchronisation of the Baltic States with the Continental European Network. Lithuania’s share...

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2020 05 21
Belarus should make full IAEA mission reports public and implement all expert recommendations

By publishing only a summary of the report of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Pre-Operational Safety Review Team (Pre-OSART) mission, and not the full report, Belarus has once again demonstrated a selective approach to the transparency of the Astravets Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) project and, at the same time, to...

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2020 05 12
Ministry of Energy prepares proposals on the location and capacity of wind power turbines in the Baltic Sea

The Ministry of Energy has submitted a draft Government Resolution to stakeholders for coordination on locations in the Baltic Sea where it is expedient to develop wind farms. Proposals were also submitted regarding the capacities of the power plants – it could meet one-quarter of Lithuania’s demand.

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2020 05 11
Minister of Energy Žygimantas Vaičiūnas: Supervision of the Astravets NPP is also a matter of the IAEA’s reputation

Minister of Energy Žygimantas Vaičiūnas appealed to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) regarding the Belarusian nuclear power plant (NPP) – nuclear fuel was delivered to the NPP construction site in Astravets last week, despite the fact that an agreement between responsible...

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2020 05 08
The Seimas approves liberalisation of the electricity market, presenting new opportunities for electricity consumers

The Seimas unanimously approved the amendments to the Law on Electricity prepared by the Ministry of Energy – the regulation of retail electricity prices for household consumers will be abandoned in stages by 2023. This means that there will be a transition from a regulated retail electricity market...

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2020 05 07
The European Commission urged to promote renewable energy industry in the EU

At the initiative of Lithuania, eight European Union (EU) Member States approached the European Commission with a proposal to pay a priority attention to the renewable energy industry. This is necessary not only to address the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic but also to give a boost to the EU economy. Lithuania’s initiative was also supported...

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