Factsheet: Law on Energy from Renewable Sources

Law on Energy from Renewable Sources

Key Information
Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Law of the Republic of Lithuania on Renewable Energy
Full name of Instrument & Measure (native language): 
Lietuvos Respublikos Atsinaujinančių išteklių energetikos įstatymas (Valstybės žinios, 2011, Nr. 62-2936; 2013, Nr. 78-3940)
Renewable electricity generation is provided a feed-in tariff. All electricity produced by RES plants whose total installed capacity does not exceed 10 kW shall be purchased at the feed-in tariff set by the National Control Commission for Prices and Energy (NCC). Feed-in tariff contracts for the operators of RES plants with a total installed capacity exceeding 10 kW are awarded through tenders. Tariff rates for RES plants with a generating capacity of up to 10 kW and maximum tariff rates for RES plants exceeding 10 kW on a quarterly basis shall be set by the NCC. A maximum capacity of 105 MW for biofuel power plants will be supported until 2020 (Chapter III Art. 13 Par. 3 Item 4). The tariff will be paid for 12 years. Under the Law installations generating energy from renewable energy sources are granted priority in terms of connecting to the national grid. The Law on Energy from Renewable Sources also stipulates that technicians shall be certified in accordance with certain requirements to be able to install e.g. biomass boilers and non-brick furnaces. Requirements are defined in the Procedure on Training and Certification of installers of renewable facilities (Order No. 1-172/2012). The training and certification process is administered by the Energy Agency (Order No. 1-172/2012).
Support renewable energy (focus on renewable electricity).

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Responsible Authority: 
Lietuvos Respublikos energetikos ministerija – Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Lithuania; Valstybinė energetikos inspekcija prie Energetikos ministerijos - State Energy Inspectorate of the Ministry of Economy; Valstybės įmonė Energetikos agentūra - State enterprise Energy Agency


Trade Relevance: 
A maximum capacity of 105 MW for biofuel power plants will be supported until 2020
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