Sector Activity

The centralised district heating supply system of the country is an integral part of the whole energy sector, with close technological and energy flow links with the electricity system, fuel supply and other systems.

District heating stakeholders:

  1. Heating producers;
  2. Heating and hot water suppliers;
  3. Heating and hot water consumers.

Key indicators of heating generation and consumption of 2017

The total installed power of heating generation facilities in the centralised district heating supply systems is nearly 8 700 MW, however the maximum demand for the power of centralised district heating supply in 2017 was 3 082 MW. In the end of 2017, the total thermal input of biofuel facilities with condensing economisers used by district heating supply companies and independent heating producers was nearly 1 600 MW.

The total thermal energy generated and supplied to the networks was over 9 TWh in 2017. With growing number of centralised district heating supply consumers and rapid investment into more effective energy consumption, thermal energy to be supplied through the centralised district heating supply systems is forecasted to be 8.9 TWh in 2020, 8.5 TWh in 2030, and 8.0 TWh in 2050, respectively.

All cities of Lithuania have well-developed centralised district heating supply systems in operation, providing approximately 53 per cent of all buildings in the country with heating, while this figure in the cities is about 76 per cent.  The main consumers of the centralised district heating supply services are residents living in the blocks of flats. In 2017, there were 18 177 blocks of flats (about 700 000 flats) of the total number of 27 775 buildings provided by the centralised district heating supply systems, and heating supplied to which accounted for approximately 73 per cent of the total heating sold. The other consumers were budgetary institutions (13.2 per cent) and business organisations (13.8 per cent).

Last updated: 02-01-2019