Lithuania: Summary

Updated: 13.02.2017

Author: Jurga Tallat-Kelpšaitė

Support schemes

In Lithuania, heating and cooling from renewable energy sources is promoted through several support schemes. These include the suppliers' obligation to purchase all heat produced from RES, grants in the form of subsidies from the Lithuanian Environmental Investment Fund (LEIF), as well as environmental pollution tax reliefs. 

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Grid issues

Heating devices using renewable energy sources are not given priority connection. RES heating devices of independent heat producers are connected to the heat transmission network according to conditions set up and issued by the heat supplier. The heat supplier will, according to non-discriminatory principles, select the connection point for an RES heat generation device of an independent heat producer. The heat supplier shall purchase all RES heat produced by devices connected to the heating network that is cheaper than the heat produced by the heat supplier himself and which satisfies quality, supply security and environmental requirements, unless the supply of RES heat generated by independent heat producers exceeds the consumers’ heat demand. 

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Policies

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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Further information

  • Lietuvos šilumos tiekėjų asociacija (LŠTA) – Lithuanian District Heating Association (LDHA)
  • +370 5 266 7025
  • LDHA website
  • info(at)lsta.lt