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2021 03 02
Government Commission endorses methodology principles for trade in electricity with third countries

Today, the Electric Power System Synchronisation Commission headed by Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė has approved the proposed principles for the new methodology for trade in electricity with third countries.

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2021 02 23
Minister of Energy Dainius Kreivys meets remotely with European Commissioner Kadri Simson

“Belarusian electricity, which physically enters Lithuania via the BY-LT connection, is traded in the Latvian bidding area – in this way, Lithuania is consuming and paying for Belarusian electricity. This poses a threat to the Baltic electricity network synchronisation project, creates dependence on imports from third countries, and ...

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2021 02 10
NERC’S arguments have been confirmed: actual results indicate the need to continue negotiations to prevent the entry of the Belarusian electricity into the EU market

The actual data shows that at the beginning of this year, with the start of the commercial operation of the Belarusian nuclear power plant, the physical flow of electricity produced in Belarus increased significantly. At the same time, ...

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2021 02 09
Commissioning and operation of Unit 1 of the Belarusian NPP must be suspended until all stress test recommendations have been implemented and other safety issues have been resolved

Department of Nuclear and Radiation Safety of the Ministry for Emergency Situations of the Republic of Belarus (Gosatom-nadzor) representatives, participating in peer review process of Belarusian national ...

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2021 01 13
A special governmental commission and a task force to work on the blockade of Astravets NPP and smoother synchronization

Today the Government has decided to set up a commission to coordinate and ensure effective synchronization of electricity grid, and strengthening and implementation of network reliability, its security measures, and measures to reduce threats posed by the Astravets Nuclear Power Plant.

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2020 11 30
Hydrogen platform being developed in Lithuania to promote advanced energy technologies

The Ministry of Energy and 19 organisations, including the Ministry of Economy and Innovation, the Ministry of Transport and Communications, business associations and large energy companies, have signed an agreement on the establishment of a hydrogen platform in Lithuania. The signatories have agreed to cooperate in the creation and ...

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2020 11 30
Ministry of Energy recognised as the most professional state-owned enterprise controller

The Governance Coordination Centre presented the traditional State-Owned Enterprise (SOE) Good Corporate Governance Index. The Ministry of Energy was distinguished for its professionalism and recognised as the institution that best ensures the supervision of SOEs and implements key good governance practices.

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2020 11 26
The Government approved Lithuania’s accession to international agreements on nuclear damages indemnification

The Government today approved draft legal acts on accession to international agreements, which will create preconditions for strengthening Lithuania’s ability to claim damages and receive higher compensation in the event of a nuclear accident in a foreign state. The final decisions will be made by the ...

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2020 11 23
The European Commission approves state aid measures to secure long-term operation of Klaipėda LNG terminal

The European Commission (EC) has positively evaluated Lithuania’s goals to secure long-term competitive supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG) by purchasing and operating the LNG floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) by the right of ownership after 2024 and has approved of granting state aid. According ...

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2020 11 19
Lithuania and Flanders to strengthen cooperation in the field of renewable energy

On the 19 November 2020 the Lithuanian minister of Energy Žygimantas Vaičiūnas and Flemish minister of Energy,  Zuhal Demir signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), confirming their joint commitment to strengthen cooperation in the area of renewable energy. Through this MoU both ministers express their strong interest in ...

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2020 11 03
Litgrid sets zero capacity for commercial electricity flow Belarus after Astravets NPP starts generating electricity

Lithuanian electricity transmission system operator Litgrid, while implementing the Law on Necessary Measures to Protect Against Unsafe Threats of Nuclear Power Plants in Third Countries, has set zero capacity for commercial electricity flow from Belarus.

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2020 10 06
Minister of Energy appeals to the European Commission and EU energy ministers regarding the Belarusian NPP

Minister of Energy Žygimantas Vaičiūnas has appealed to European Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson regarding implementation of the recommendations of the EU stress tests related to nuclear safety at the Belarusian nuclear power plant (NPP). The European Commission (EC) is being called upon to make every effort ...

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