Lithuania forges ahead with 700MW offshore wind power plans in the Baltic Sea

The proposed offshore project is expected to generate up to three million MWh of electricity annually, enough to cover 25% of the nation’s current power demand

EU investigates Lithuania’s support for state-owned energy firm Lietuvos Energija

It will examine if it was neccessary for the Lithuanian Power Plant to provide strategic reserve services in exchange for payments between 2013 to 2018

EU approves Lithuania’s €385m renewable energy scheme

The government intends to introduce the new aid scheme in May to support renewable sources such as wind, solar and hydropower

Solar panels being installed
Lithuanian packaging producer unboxes 1.4MW solar project

The panels on the roof of the RETAL factory cost around €1 million to install

Lithuania gets €90m to upgrade apartment block efficiency

Lithuania has secured €90 million (£78.11m) to upgrade the energy efficiency of its multi-apartment buildings. Through the ‘Jessica II’ fund, Šiaulių Bankas and the European Investment Bank (EIB) will finance the refurbishment and modernisation of at least 9,000 apartments. Helping domestic home-owners cut their energy bills and improve the living quality of their homes is one of the key […]

Lithuanian power usage at 25-year high

Lithuania has seen a record growth in power consumption, reaching a 25-year high last year. The final electricity usage totalled 10.47TWh in 2016, according to statistics from transmission system operator LitGrid. Householders, businesses, agriculture and transport sectors used 4.5% more power compared to the previous year. Two-thirds of electricity used in Lithuania was imported, the […]

EU approves state aid for CHP plant in Lithuania

The European Commission has approved support for a combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Lithuania. The nation had notified plans to the Commission to grant €150 million in state aid for the project, which will also be financed by the European Investment Bank. The CHP plant will generate electricity for the Lithuanian power grid […]

Lithuania loses €1.5bn claim against Russia’s Gazprom

Lithuania has lost a €1.5 billion (£1.2bn) compensation claim against Russian energy giant Gazprom in a dispute over natural gas prices. According to Gazprom, the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC) “rejected all claims made by Lithuania” with respect to the terms of buying Russian gas. In 2012, Lithuania said it had […]

Poland and Lithuania to build €558m gas link

An agreement for the first gas pipeline connecting Poland and Lithuania has been signed. The €558 million (£410m) Gas Interconnector Poland-Lithuania (GIPL) project is expected to “end the long lasting isolation of the Baltic Sea region”, according to the European Commission. The 534km-long pipeline will be able to ship 2.4 billion cubic meters of gas […]

Lithuania bags €150m for energy efficiency

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has launched a €150 million (£108m) fund to boost energy efficiency in Lithuania. The project called ‘Jessica II’ is expected to help cut energy bills in hundreds of Lithuanian multi-apartment buildings. It follows on the success of the project’s first phase, which has seen up to 250 buildings refurbished. Around 1,000 buildings […]