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Factsheet for measure LT-2022-29/2902 – measures in Lithuania

Compensating purchasing costs of remote solar power plants

Kompensacijos už įsigytą nuotolinę elektrinę saulės parke fiziniams asmenims

Country Lithuania , applies nationwide
Time period Temporary, 15 July 2022 – 15 August 2022
Context Green Transition
Type Legislations or other statutory regulations
Category Responses to inflation
– Support for energy bills
Author Rasa Mieziene, Inga Blaziene (Lithuanian Centre for Social Sciences)
Measure added 15 September 2022 (updated 20 September 2022)

Background information

On 12 July 2022, the Minister for the Environment of the Republic of Lithuania passed Order No. D1-226 to approve the procedure for granting compensation payments under the Climate Change Programme for the purchase of solar power plants by natural persons (purchase of remote solar power plants from developers in shared solar farms), which provides for the possibility to apply State compensation for the purchase of a remote power plant in a solar farm. The aim of this measure is to create opportunities for energy consumers to generate their own electricity and to reduce the financial burden of increased energy bills on the Lithuanian population.

Content of measure

The measure is to support applicants who purchase solar power plants (up to 10 kW) from a developer for the production of electricity for household use and conclude electricity supply contracts and/or other annexes thereto with power suppliers and/or energy grid operators.

Eligible applicants are natural persons who own single-apartment buildings, residential apartments or buildings for gardening purposes.

These persons can apply for State compensation for remote solar power plants from 15 July to 15 August 2022. The amount of the compensation is €323 per 1 kW. The maximum compensation is €3,230. Once the planned compensation has been confirmed, the applicants will have two years to purchase the plant. The funding provided for the call from the Climate Change Programme amounted to €20 million.

Use of measure

As of 16 August 2022, the Environmental Projects Management Agency (EPMA), which is managing the measure, had received around 7,500 applications for slightly more than €12.1 million.

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Does not apply to workers Does not apply to businesses Applies to all citizens

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
National government
Public support service providers
National funds

Social partners

Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:

Trade unions Employers' organisations
Role Informed Informed
Form Not applicable Not applicable

Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:

  • No involvement
  • Main level of involvement: Peak or cross-sectoral level

Involvement

No information available.

Views and reactions

No information available.

Sources

  • 12 July 2022: Order No D1-226 of the Minister for the Environment of the Republic of Lithuania (www.e-tar.lt)
  • 15 July 2022: Compensation of up to €3,230 for owners of remote solar power plants (www.15min.lt)

Citation

Eurofound (2022), Compensating purchasing costs of remote solar power plants, measure LT-2022-29/2902 (measures in Lithuania), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/LT-2022-29_2902.html

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