Year:2003 (last amended 2013)
Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2003 (last amended 2013)
Date Amended:

20 November 2007; 12 January 2009; 12 May 2009; 21 December 2009; 1 June 2010; 29 September 2011; 11 October 2011; 28 June 2012; 6 November 2012; 17 January 2013; 14 March 2013; 2 July 2013

Policy Type:
Policy Target:Multiple RE Sources>CHP, Multiple RE Sources>Heating
Policy Sector:Framework Policy, Heating and Cooling
Size of Plant Targeted:Small and Large
Agency:Ministry of Energy; Ministry of Economy;
Legal References:Law on Heat Sector of 20 May 20003 (No. IX-1565); amendment of 20 November 2007 (No. X-1329); amendment of 12 May 2009 (No. XI-250);

The Law on Heat Sector was adopted in 2003 and amended twice in 2007 and 2009. The Law regulates management of the heat sector in Lithuania, the activities of the heat sector entities, their relations with heat consumers, interrelations and responsibilities.

The objectives of the Law are to:

  • ensure reliable and high quality supply of heat to heat consumers at minimum costs;
  • defend the rights and legitimate interests of heat consumers;
  • increase efficiency of the heat production, transmission and usage;
  • increase usage of renewable energy sources in heat production (especially by biomass usage);
  • reduce negative impact of the heat sector on the environment;

The Law on Heat promotes cogeneration of heat and electricity and generation of heat from various renewable energy sources. Authorities of national and local levels are obliged to promote, support and implement these technologies.

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