Policy in Lithuania


Updated: 19.12.2018

Author: Jurga Tallat-Kelpšaitė

Summary of policies

Training programmes for installers. Engineers need to be certified to be able to install (1) biomass boilers and non-brick furnaces, (2) photovoltaic and solar thermal energy production equipment, and (3) geothermal plants and heat pumps. For the certification, installers of the above listed renewable technologies are trained in special training courses.

Exemplary role of public authorities. Since 2012, buildings that are owned by state and municipal institutions, agencies and enterprises and are either new or subject to major renovation have been required to meet the renewable energy requirements for buildings.

RES-H building obligation. As of 31 December 2014, all new buildings and existing buildings subject to major renovation have to meet the renewable energy requirements for buildings. Compliance with these requirements may also be achieved by using district heating and cooling energy which was largely generated from renewable energy sources.

Certification. There are no national certification programmes. Currently, in order to be eligible for national support schemes, heat pumps and solar energy installations require certification in accordance with existing European Union standards. Certain conditions for biomass conversion technologies for heating and cooling have been established by national laws.

Statutory provisions

  • Law on Energy from Renewable Sources (Atsinaujinančių išteklių energetikos įstatymas)
  • Order No. 1-329/2014 (Atsinaujinančių išteklių energijos gamybos įrenginius montuojančių specialistų rengimo atestacijai tvarkos aprašas - Procedure for the preparation of installers of renewable energy facilities for certification)