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2019 12 20
Astravets NPP problems discussed at the meeting of the Minister of Energy and the new chief of the IAEA

The Minister of Energy Žygimantas Vaičiūnas met the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Rafael Grossi. The main purpose of the meeting w as to introduce the position of Lithuania regarding the threats caused by Astravyets nuclear power plant (Astravyets NPP) to the national security...

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2019 12 20
The Seimas granted state guarantees to the implementation of the long-term operation model of Klaipėda LNG terminal

The Seimas approved granting the state guarantees of EUR 275 million value to the loan agreements between the Nordic Investment Bank and Klaipėda Liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal operator Klaipėdos nafta AB inten d ed for acquisition of a LNG storage vessel and...

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2019 12 05
Lithuania’s experience with prosumers presented in Paris

Today (5 December), Minister of Energy Žygimantas Vaičiūnas is in Paris to attend the International Energy Agency (IEA) Ministerial Meeting that is held every two years. Lithuania’s accession to this prestigious energy organisation was discussed during a meeting with IEA Executive Director Fatih Birol.

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2019 12 05
The Astravets NPP problem – at the Energy Council in Brussels

On 3-4 December, Minister of Energy Žygimantas Vaičiūnas was in Brussels, where, during a meeting with the new Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson, and a meeting of the Energy Council, he set out Lithuania’s requirements concerning implementation of the recommendations made during the Astravets NPP stress tests and European process oversight.

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2019 12 05
Agreement signed for EUR 10 million in EU support for Harmony Link preparatory work

On 3 December, the heads of the Lithuanian and Polish transmission system operators have signed an agreement for EUR 10 million in EU support for the Harmony Link submarine power interconnection. EUR 4 million has been allocated to Lithuania under this agreement.

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2019 12 05
Energy Council: About the energy priorities of the new EC

On 4 December, Minister of Energy Žygimantas Vaičiūnas attended a meeting of the Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council in Brussels, where the energy priorities of the new European Commission and national energy and climate plans were discussed.

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2019 11 29
KN will cooperate with strategic partners to develop small-scale LNG market

On Friday, oil and LNG terminal operator KN entered into a strategic partnership agreement with Polish Oil and Gas Company PGNiG, for which LNG reloading station capacity has been reserved for five years. PGNiG will start commercial operation of the LNG reloading station from April 2020.

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2019 11 27
Offshore wind – another direction of renewable energy to strengthen local power generation in Lithuania

On 26 November, Minister of Energy Žygimantas Vaičiūnas attended WindEurope Offshore 2019, the largest wind power conference and exhibition in Europe that is being held this year in Copenhagen (Denmark). During the event and in meetings with the largest wind energy companies in Europe, the minister presented the...

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2019 11 19
Minister of Energy presents investment opportunities in Lithuania’s energy sector to Japanese business

Minister of Energy Žygimantas Vaičiūnas met with representatives from the Keidanren Japan Business Federation, which unites over 1,600 Japanese industrial companies. During the meeting, Lithuania’s strategic energy projects were presented, and opportunities for cooperation with Japan in their implementation were...

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2019 10 24
Memorandum signed in Tokyo will strengthen Lithuanian-Japanese energy relations

In order to promote closer energy relations, Minister of Energy Žygimantas Vaičiūnas and Japanese Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Isshu Sugawara signed a cooperation agreement today (October 23) in Tokyo. The bilateral agreement, which was signed in the presence of President Gitanas Nausėda, is meant to ensure more practical cooperation...

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2019 10 17
Eastern Partnership countries to discuss renewable energy in Vilnius

On 17–18 October, an Eastern Partnership meeting will be held in Vilnius to mark the progress of the Eastern Partnership countries in achieving energy goals. The event, which is being organised by the Ministry of Energy in conjunction with the European Commission, will focus on renewable energy.

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2019 10 10
For the development of green energy – three auctions by 2022

The government has approved the renewable energy auction schedule for 2020–2022. These auctions will ensure the further development of renewable energy and local power generation in Lithuania.

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