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2018 12 21
New Polish-Lithuanian submarine HVDC cable “Harmony Link” – Initial Cooperation Agreement signed

Today the Management Boards/CEO’s of Polish and Lithuanian Transmission System Operators, PSE and LITGRID, signed Initial Cooperation Agreement, being the commitment of both TSOs to undertake development activities in the Preparation Phase of the project of construction of new Polish-Lithuanian submarine HVDC cable. ...

2018 12 21
The Parliament approves of the new model of renewable energy development

On 20 th  of December, the Seimas approved the amendments to the Law on Energy from Renewable Sources, establishing a new support model for the promotion of power plants that use renewable energy sources (RES). Transparent, open and technologically neutral auctions will be held for this purpose.

2018 12 18
Lithuanian Parliament approves of the acquisition of the LNG-FSRU vessel

On the 18th of December, Lithuanian Parliament has approved the amendments of laws initiated by the Ministry of Energy, which will allow to reduce the annual costs of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal as soon as next year.

2018 11 27
Capacity mechanism concept is being created for the development of local power generation

The Ministry of Energy has taken practical steps in implementing the National Energy Independence Strategy (hereinafter referred to as the ‘Strategy’) while starting development of capacity mechanism concept. 

2018 11 13
Market Options for Developing Flexible Local Power Generation Being Assessed

The Ministry of Energy is calling out to existing and potential market participants regarding the development of new electricity generating capacities. Market participants are being asked to provide information about plans to develop reliably available electricity generating capacities with a total output of more than 10 MW and an expected launch ...

2018 11 07
Minister of Energy: the upcoming three or four years will see new opportunities for cooperation in the gas market

On November 6, Minister of Energy Žygimantas Vaičiūnas participated in the forum organised for the regional gas market, during which the prospects of Lithuanian-Polish cooperation were discussed. In his welcome speech, the Minister emphasized that after the major gas infrastructure projects, such as ...

2018 10 24
Minister of Energy Žygimantas Vaičiūnas: LNG terminals bring strategic and economic benefits

On 22nd of October Minister of Energy Žygimantas Vaičiūnas attended the conference on energy security in Zagreb. At the bilateral meeting with President of Croatia Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, energy security matters relevant for both countries and in particular the importance of LNG terminals in strengthening the energy ...

2018 10 12
European power grid to be expanded to the Baltic States

The ENTSO-E (European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity) Regional Group Continental Europe has adopted a decision to expand the synchronous grid of Continental Europe to the Baltic States.

2018 10 12
Rules to prevent entry of Belarus electricity into the Lithuanian electricity market due to the threats from Astravyets NPP are being prepared

The Ministry of Energy submitted  for public coordination  amendments to the rules for trade in electricity and the description of the procedure of electricity import and export.

2018 09 18
Minister of Energy: It is of particular importance for us, that the EU contribution to decommissioning of the Ignalina NPP remains stable and adequate

On the 17th of September Rebecca Harms, the appointed rapporteur of the European Parliament’s (EP) Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE), today (17 September), presented a draft ITRE report suggesting to allocate EUR 780 million in the next ...

2018 09 17
The door for launching synchronisation of the Baltic States was officially opened in Brussels

Today (14th of September) the technical scenario of synchronisation of the Baltic States’ electricity network with the continental European network was approved in Brussels and the green light was given to the Polish and Baltic States’ transmission system operators for submitting application to the ENTSO-E for the extension of ...

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2018 08 15
Government to Consider a New Model for Development of Renewable Energy

On 10 August, the Ministry of Energy submitted a draft Law on Energy from Renewable Sources (RES) to the Government whereby a new support model is suggested for encouraging power plants to generate energy from RES. This will enable further development of renewable energy which is one of the key goals of the national strategy on energy.

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