The new model of renewable energy development in Lithuania

The National Energy Independence Strategy of Lithuania sets the goal to double electricity generation from renewable energy sources (RES) and to increase generation from local sources. For this purpose, at the end of 2018, the Parliament approved the amendments to the Law on Energy from Renewable Sources. Amendments establish a new support model for the promotion of power plants that use RES. The essence of the support mechanism is transparent, open and technologically neutral auctions (excluding off-shore wind though).

Auctions will remain the way the support is allocated. However, the support and mechanism of auctions have some essential changes which are summarized in the scheme here.