In 2012, Lithuania set up a scheme to support producers of electricity from renewable energy sources. On January 8, the Commission said the EC approved aid granted under this scheme from 2012 to 2015 when the last beneficiary under the scheme was selected. During this period, beneficiaries were selected through tender procedures and are then granted support in the form of a feed-in-premium for a period of 12 years.
Three years after organising the last RES electricity tender, Lithuania is planning to auction 250MW of additional capacity in H2 2019. The auctions, currently being discussed with the European Commission, would for the first time be technology-neutral, with the winners receiving a Feed-in Premium (FiP) instead of Feed-in Tariff (FiT).
In Lithuania, electricity from renewable sources is promoted mainly through a feed-in tariff.
Provisions on quota allocation, new definition of the small producers, changed connecting to the grid compensation for small producers, changed the moment of the feed-in tariff fixation, tariff and the support period for the surplus energy producers
Plants producing electricity from renewable energy sources with capacity no bigger than 10 kWh are eligible to benefit from fixed purchase price for sell of their redundant electricity.
Plants producing electricity from renewable energy sources with capacity exceeding 10 kWh are granted feed-in tariff contracts through tenders. National Control Commission for Prices and Energy sets maximum feed-in tariff rate that they can be granted.