Biogas purchase obligation (Law on Energy from Renewable Sources)

Updated: 13.02.2017

Author: Jurga Tallat-Kelpšaitė

Law on Energy from Renewable Sources sets an obligation for gas system operators to purchase biogas. Biogas has to be injected into the natural gas transmission and/ or distribution system (Chapter VI Art. 30 Par. 1 and 2 Law on Energy from Renewable Sources). The biogas produced is purchased at the tariffs set by the National Commission for Energy Control and Prices (Chapter VI Art. 30 Par. 3 Law on Energy from Renewable Sources).

Eligible technologies

Law on Energy from Renewable Sources sets an obligation for gas system operators to purchase biogas. Biogas has to be injected into the natural gas transmission and/ or distribution system (Chapter VI Art. 30 Par. 1 and 2 Law on Energy from Renewable Sources). The biogas produced is purchased at the tariffs set by the NCC (Chapter VI Art. 30 Par. 3 Law on Energy from Renewable Sources).

Biogas

Eligible.

Amount

The tariff depends on type of plant and its technological capability (kWh/hour):
  • The biogas plant producing gas from landfills:
    • ≤ 1300 kWh/hour: 0,034 per kWh
    • > 1300 kWh/hour: 0,026 per kWh
  • Biogas plant producing gas from anaerobic or otherwise processing biodegradable organic waste or substrates:   
    • ≤ 1300 kWh/hour: 0,072 per kWh
    • between 1300 kWh/hour and 2600 kWh/hour: 0,062 per kWh
    • between 2600 kWh/hour and 5200 kWh/hour: 0,059 per kWh
    • > 5200 kWh/hour: 0,057 per kWh
Source: NCC, www.regula.lt

Addressees

Entitled party: Biogas producers (Chapter VI Art. 30 Law on Energy from Renewable Sources). 

Procedure

Competent authority

Ministry of Energy; NCC

Distribution of costs

State

The costs arising from the tariff are included in the charges for services of public interest and thus borne by the consumers through the energy prices.

Lithuania

Further information

Basic information on legal sources