Lithuania: Summary

Updated: 13.02.2017

Author: Jurga Tallat-Kelpšaitė

Support schemes

In Lithuania, electricity from renewable sources is promoted mainly through a sliding feed-in premium. RES plants with the installed capacity exceeding 10 kW acquire the guaranteed tariff rates through tenders. Furthermore, the producers of renewable electricity may apply for subsidies and loans from the Lithuanian Environmental Investment Fund (LEIF) and the Climate Change Special Programme and are exempt from excise duty. For solar power installations net-metering is in place.

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Grid issues

The operators of renewable energy plants are entitled to priority connection to the grid. The grid operator shall ensure priority transmission and distribution of electricity from renewable energy sources. The grid operators are obliged to optimise, boost or expand their grids if this is required for RES plant connection. 

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Currently, there are only a few legal provisions on the certification of RES installations, the exemplary role of public authorities and an RES-H building obligation promoting the development, installation and the use of RES installations. 

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