|Year:||2011 (last amended 2013)|
|Policy status:||In Force|
|Date Effective:||2011 (last amended 2013)|
22 May 2012; 21 June 2012; 17 January 2013; 30 May 2013; 2 July 2013
|Policy Type:||Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives, Policy Support, Regulatory Instruments>Codes and standards>Building codes and standards, Regulatory Instruments, Policy Support>Strategic planning|
|Policy Target:||Multiple RE Sources, Multiple RE Sources>All, Multiple RE Sources>Power, Multiple RE Sources>Heating, Wind, Solar, Hydropower, Bioenergy, Bioenergy>Biomass for heat, Bioenergy>Biomass for power, Bioenergy>Biofuels for transport|
|Policy Sector:||Electricity, Framework Policy, Heating and Cooling, Multi-sectoral Policy|
|Size of Plant Targeted:||Small and Large|
|Agency:||The Ministry of Energy|
|Legal References:||Law No. XI-1375; Law No. XII-169 (2013 amendment.|
The Lithuanian Law on Energy from Renewable Sources enetered into force on 12 May 2011. The Law transposes EU acquis communautaire on the energy sector embodied in following Directives: 2009/28/EC, 2009/72/EC and 2009/73/EC.
The Law establishes the legal framework for administration, regulation and control over renewable energy sector in Lithuania. The Law regulates system of Feed-in tariffs.
Main objectives of the Law:
The Law sets following mandatory energy targets to be achieved by 2020:
Renewable energy capacity targets to be reached by 2020:
After these capacities will be reached, feed-in tariffs will not be available anymore.
Guarantees of origin will be issued to the producers of electricity or heat from renewable energy sources.
The Law introduces renewable heat obligations for all new buildings and existing buildings undergoing major renovations. Obligations will enter into force on 31st December 2014.
Under the Law installations generating energy from renewable energy sources are granted priority in terms of connecting to the national grid.
|Related policies:||Directive 2009/28/EC on the Promotion of Electricity Produced from Renewable Energy Sources , Resolution on the Feed-in Tariffs for Electricity Produced from Renewable Energy Sources (2nd quarter of 2013) , Feed-in Tariffs for Electricity Produced from Renewable Energy Sources (3rd quarter of 2013) , Resolution on the Feed-in Tariffs for Electricity Produced from Renewable Energy Sources (4th quarter of 2013)|
Text of the Republic of Lithuania Law on Energy from Renewable Sources available in word file (EN) accessible here: PAMS_Lithuania_Law on Energy from Renewable Sources_EN
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