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2019 06 25
The Ministers of Energy Discussed the Paramount Issues of Sector Transformation

25 June, Minister of Energy Žygimantas Vaičiūnas attended the meeting of the EU Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council (hereinafter referred to as the Council) to discuss the changes in the energy sector in the nearest future. The European Commission's (EC) recommendations on the Integrated national energy and climate change plans were...

2019 06 25
Political Roadmap Securing Implementation of the Synchronisation Project Signed in Brussels

On 20th of June, the political Roadmap implementing the synchronisation of the Baltic States' electricity networks with the Continental European Network was signed. The specific action plan and necessary main projects up to 2025, when the Baltic States will join the safe and reliable energy system of Europe, were established.

2019 06 17
The Parliament has passed the Law on Synchronisation with the continental Europe

On 13 of June, the Seimas passed the Law on connection of the Lithuanian power system to the synchronous grid of Continental Europe (hereinafter referred to as the synchronisation) drafted by the Ministry of Energy and related legal acts. The latter acts stipulate the principal conditions for organisation and implementation of the...

2019 06 08
New opportunities for residents of apartment buildings to generate and consume their own green electricity

Approval by the Seimas of the amendments to the Laws on Renewable Energy and on Electricity prepared by the Ministry of Energy opened opportunities for residents of apartment buildings to become electricity producing consumers and consume electricity generated from renewable energy resources. Lithuania is among...

2019 05 31
Prices for renewable electricity auctions approved

On the 30th and 31st of May, the National Commission for Energy Control and Prices (NCC) set prices for electricity generated from renewable energy sources (RES). These prices will be used to set the maximum premium, for which energy producers will compete at an auction to be held in early September. The quota of 0.3 TWh of electricity will be allocated during the auction. With the...

2019 05 30
Important agreement on connection to the European power system comes into effect

On 29 of May, Regional Group Continental Europe of the ENTSO-E, the European Network of Transmission System Operators, announced about signing of the interconnection agreement and technical terms and conditions of interconnection by the power transmission operators of Poland, three Baltic States and supporting countries, upon implementation of...

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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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