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2017 12 12
Lithuania and Ukraine Agreed to Cooperate in the Field of Energy

On 8 December, during the visit to Vilnius by the Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenka, a memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed on the cooperation between Lithuania and Ukraine in the field of energy.  In the presence of the presidents of both countries, the memorandum was signed by the Ministers of Energy of both countries, namely, Žygimantas Vaičiūnas ...

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2017 11 30
The Government approves the draft of Lithuania’s national energy independence strategy

The Government held a meeting today (November 29) to approve an updated draft of Lithuania’s national energy independence strategy (the Strategy). The draft Strategy will be submitted to the Seimas for consideration.

2017 11 30
Lithuania’s achievements and opportunities for investors – at the international wind energy conference

On November 28, the Lithuanian Minister of Energy Žygimantas Vaičiūnas took part in the 2017 WindEurope conference and exhibition in Amsterdam. In his speech delivered at the official opening of the event, the Lithuanian minister talked about the development of the Lithuanian wind energy sector. During the event ...

2017 11 28
VATESI issued a licence for construction and operation of repository for low and intermediate level short-lived radioactive waste

On 22 November 2017, State Nuclear Power Safety Inspectorate (VATESI) issued a licence to Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant (INPP) for construction and operation of repository for short-lived low and intermediate level radioactive waste (project B25).

2017 11 13
In 2018 the regional electricity market will become even more competitive

On November 9, the Lithuanian Energy Minister Žygimantas Vaičiūnas signed an order to adopt new electricity trading rules. The rules provide for the use of the Baltic Harmonised Imbalance Settlement Model from the start of 2018.

2017 11 10
Discussions on further EU funding for Ignalina NPP decommissioning continue in Brussels

The Lithuanian Energy Vice-Minister Simonas Šatūnas has visited Brussels this week. He continued consultations with the officials of the European Commission (EC) and the members of the European Parliament (EP) concerning further EU funding for the decommissioning works of Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant (NPP).

2017 11 09
Minister of Energy: we cannot look at energy security projects solely through the prism of national interests

Minister of Energy Žygimantas Vaičiūnas is attending the Vilnius Energy Forum taking place on 7–8 November. Today, the minister presented a report on Lithuania’s achievements in energy and the work that lies ahead in the coming years; he also participated in a discussion on energy security.

2017 11 09
Lithuanian and Flemish energy ministers discussed current energy issues

Today, Minister of Energy Žygimantas Vaičiūnas met with Flemish Minister for Finance, Budget and Energy Bart Tommelein. The ministers discussed Lithuania’s strategic energy projects and relevant issues regarding practical cooperation in the field of liquefied natural gas.

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2017 11 08
The LNG platform aimed for the development of the LNG market launched

On November 8, six partners – science institutions and businesses – set up an LNG platform. The platform is aimed at strengthening and developing the LNG market and relevant activities in Lithuania.

2017 11 07
Minister of Energy: the safe decommissioning of the Ignalina NPP is in the interest of the entire EU and needs to be adequately funded

The provision of funding after 2020 for the decommissioning of the Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) was discussed at a meeting on the 2nd of November between Minister of Energy Žygimantas Vaičiūnas and European Commissioner for Budget and Human Resources Günther Oettinger. ...

2017 11 02
New opportunities for cooperation in the field of renewable energy for Lithuania and the United Arab Emirates

Today the memorandum of agreement regarding cooperation in the fields of renewable energy and energy saving has been signed between Lithuania and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). According to Žygimantas Vaičiūnas, the Minister of Energy, who has signed the memorandum, Lithuania, as a country producing advanced ...

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2017 11 01
LNG reloading station to start operation in Klaipėda

Small-scale onshore liquefied natural gas (LNG) reloading station started operation in KN (Klaipėdos nafta, AB) on 27 October. Operation testing as well as commissioning and starting-up of the station will take place until the end of the year; ongoing activity will commence afterwards. LNG reloading station is designed to assure LNG market in the Baltic Sea region and encourage ...

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