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Municipal Waste Delivery to Vilnius Cogeneration Plant Kicks Off

The Baltic Course Summary The project of Ignitis Grupe's new 350-mln-euro combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Vilnius has achieved a new milestone with the delivery of municipal waste, pre-sorted at a mechanical biological treatment (MBT) facility, which was launched on Monday, informed...


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Lithuanian District Heating celebrates its 80th anniversary

Dr. Valdas Luk oševičius, Euroheat & Power Summary 12 June marked the 80th anniversary of the first district heating system launched in Lithuania. It is a great opportunity to look back and review the development of Lithuanian DH sector. To assess achievement and confidence in the...


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"Energy security is the alpha and omega of our strategy"

Darius Snieckus, RECHARGE Summary The decision to title the energy transition strategy approved by the Seimas [Lithuanian parliament] in June as an “energy independence” plan is a clear statement of intent. Could you outline the thinking that led up to the creation of this document and the...


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Lietuvos Energija starts construction of Vilnius CHP plant

The Baltic Course Summary Construction of the 350-million-euro combined heat and power (CHP) plant is starting in Vilnius. Financed by the state-run energy holding Lietuvos Energija and the European Union, the facility should be operational by the end of 2019. This is the largest energy...


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EC backs Vilnius CHP project with EUR 139m

Renewables Now Vilnus CHP project. Source: Lietuvos Energija (www.le.lt) Summary The European Commission (EC) has approved financing of over EUR 139 million (USD 169.9m) for a combined heat and power (CHP) project in Vilnius, it was announced last week. The grant from the Cohesion...


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From waste to energy, EU backs construction of Lithuanian heat and power plant

New Europe Online Summary On January 17, the European Commission adopted two funding decisions to support the construction of a combined heat and power plant in Vilnius designed to produce electricity and heat out of biomass and municipal waste. According to the Commission, the plant will...


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Construction starts on waste-to-energy plant in Lithuania - report

Renewables Now Kaunas project. Image by www.kogen.lt Summary Finnish energy group Fortum Oyj (HEL:FUM1V) and Lietuvos Energija have launched construction work on a waste-to-energy combined heat and power (CHP) project in Lithuania, the Baltic News Service reports. Full Article ...


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Lithuania: Can Solar Thermal Beat Low Biomass Heat Prices?

Baerbel Epp, Solar Thermal World Summary With biomass prices on the rise, solar district heating could become profitable in Lithuania. But without investment grants, payback periods were still too long, it said in the conclusion of a 2015 SDH market study by LEI, the Lithuanian Energy...


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European Commission okays EUR 150 million aid to Vilnius CHP plant

The Baltic Course August 3, 2017 Summary The European Commission (EC) has given a green light to the Vilnius combined heat and power (CHP) plant project developed by the state-run energy holding Lietuvos Energija (Lithuanian Energy), which is expected to receive 150 million euros in support...