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Published: 1/30/2014. Updated: 10/26/2017

The Electricity Sector


Market participants

In 2016, 1 884 players were operating in the electricity market of Lithuania: 1 835 of them were producers of electricity, 1 entity operating the transmission network by the proprietary right, 6 entities operating the distribution networks, 5 entities performing the public supply function. Moreover, in 2016 there were 37 independent suppliers operating in the electricity market, which held the issued licenses/permits, and 19 of them were active.
Since 2012, the activity of the independent electricity supply is regulated by the permits which are issued by the NCC (before that – by the licenses).

​​Quantities

In 2016 the electricity consumption in Lithuania equaled 12,9 TWh. Lithuania imports the major part of the consumed electricity – in 2016 the imported electricity quantity was 10,10 TWh.


Figure 1. Electricity balance in the country in 2008-2016, TWh

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 Source – NCC.

Lithuania produces 30,8 percent of the demanded electricity quantity – in 2016 the quantity of produced electricity equaled 3,97 TWh (where 50,9 percent – the electricity quantity produced in the power plants using the renewable energy resources (RES), 34,8 percent – produced from fossil fuel, 14,3 percent – the electricity quantity produced in Kruonis Hydro Pumped Storage Power Plant).

Figure 2. Balance of electricity production in 2008-2016, TWh

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Source – NCC.

The biggest part of the electricity produced and imported in Lithuania is consumed by industrial customers, and approx. 26,5 percent of the consumed electricity is assigned to household customers.

​Revenues

The revenues earned by the transmission system operator Litgrid AB from the transmission system operation were as high as EUR 148,4 million. In 2016, the operating income of the distribution network operator AB „Energijos skirstymo operatorius“, which holds the biggest share of the distribution market, equaled EUR 210,3 million, the revenues earned from the public supply activity – EUR 5,3 million.

​Investments

In 2016, the investments in the infrastructure of the electricity transmission and distribution networks totaled EUR 155,7 million: EUR 23,6 million were the investments in the transmission network, EUR 76,4 million – in the distribution network.  

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Review of the electricity sector in 2015

Review of the Electricity sector in 2014

Review of the Electricity sector in 2013

Review of the Electricity sector in 2012