LITHUANIA RENEWABLE INCENTIVES

In Lithuania, electricity from renewable sources is mainly promoted through a feed-in tariff and grants. Renewable energy sources for heating and cooling purposes are exempt from environmental pollution tax and are eligible for grants. Moreover, heat suppliers are obliged to purchase all heat produced from renewable energy sources. Transport sector is promoted through reimbursement of raw materials for biofuel production and an exemption from excise tax and environmental pollution tax.
The operators of renewable energy plants are entitled to priority connection to the grid. The transmission and distribution of electricity from renewable energy sources shall be given the priority. Heating devices using renewable energy sources are connected according to non-discriminatory principles. LITHUANIA RENEWABLE INCENTIVES
Currently, there are only a few legal provisions on policies aiming at promoting the development, installation and use of RES installations. LITHUANIA RENEWABLE INCENTIVES

ELECTRICITY

Support schemes

In Lithuania, electricity from renewable sources is promoted mainly through a feed-in tariff. Furthermore, the producers of renewable electricity may apply for grants from the Lithuanian Environmental Investment Fund (LEIF) and the Fund for the Special Programme for Climate Change Mitigation and are exempt from excise tax. LITHUANIA RENEWABLE INCENTIVES

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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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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 use of RES installations.

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HEATING AND COOLING

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. LITHUANIA RENEWABLE INCENTIVES

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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 use of RES installations.

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TRANSPORT – MOBILITY

Support schemes

In Lithuania, renewable energy use in the transport sector is promoted through several support schemes. These include the reimbursement, by the National Paying Agency of the Ministry of Agriculture, of raw materials for biofuel production, an excise tax relief and an exemption from environmental pollution tax. LITHUANIA RENEWABLE INCENTIVES

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Source and more information on: RES LEGAL

Further information

  • Valstybinė kainų ir energetikos kontrolės komisija – National Control Commission for Prices and Energy
  • +370 800 20500
  • website
  • rastine(at)regula.lt
  • Lietuvos šilumos tiekėjų asociacija (LŠTA) – The Lithuanian District Heating Association (LDHA)
  • +370 5 266 7025
  • LDHA website
  • info(at)lsta.lt
  • Nacionalinė mokėjimo agentūra prie Žemės ūkio ministerijos – National Paying Agency of the Ministry of Agriculture
  • +370 5 252 6999
  • website
  • info(at)nma.lt
  • Valstybinė mokesčių inspekcija prie Lietuvos Respublikos finansų ministerijos – State Tax Inspectorate of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania
  • +370 5 266 8200
  • State Tax Inspectorate website
  • vmi(at)vmi.lt