Factsheet: Law on heat sector

Law on heat sector

Key Information
Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Law of the Republic of Lithuania on Heat Sector
Full name of Instrument & Measure (native language): 
Lietuvos Respublikos Šilumos ūkio įstatymas (Valstybės žinios, 2003, Nr. 51-2254; 2007, Nr. 130-5259; 2010, Nr. 1-6; 2011, Nr. 128-6051; 2013, Nr. 78-3937)
Description: 
Utilities have a priority purchase obligation for renewable heat generated by independent producers. Heat suppliers are obliged to purchase all RES heat generated by independent heat producers that is cheaper than the heat produced by the heat supplier himself and which satisfies quality, supply security and environmental requirements. This obligation does not apply where the supply of renewable heat generated by independent heat producers exceeds network capacity (Chapter IV Art. 25 Law on Energy from Renewable Sources; Chapter II Art. 4; Chapter IV Art. 10 Par. 1 Law on Heat Sector). "Comparative heat production costs" for the heat supplier are calculated in accordance with the Heat Pricing Methodology (Resolution No.O3-96/2009) adopted by the NCC and depend on the capacity of the heat production facilities available to the heat supplier (Chapter III Item 10 Resolution No. O3-74/2013).
Goal/Aim: 
Purchase obligation for renewable heat.

Sector/Topic targeted:

Responsible Authority: 
Lietuvos Respublikos energetikos ministerija – Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Lithuania; Valstybinė kainų ir energetikos kontrolės komisija – National Control Commission for Prices and Energy

Status:

Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
2003
Year Last Instrument & Measure was last Amended: 
2014