An authorisation for the construction of a direct line shall be issued to a producer of electricity where it is intended to connect the areas of electricity generation and consumption not connected to the electricity transmission grid or distribution network, or the objects of the electricity producer and consumer, the facilities of which are connected to the local network of the producer by a direct line. An authorisation for the construction of a direct line shall be granted only in the event that the network operators refuse access to the transmission grid or distribution network or start a dispute resolution procedure concerning the actions or omissions of the network operator concerning the access to the transmission grid or distribution network.

The documents required to obtain, replace the authorisation, and/or to update of the data contained in the authorisation, to obtain a duplicate, to suspend or cancel the authorisation, or to extend its duration shall be presented by the applicant or holder of authorisation to the State Energy Inspectorate under the Ministry of Energy (hereinafter – SEI) personally in the office of SEI, by mail vei@vei.lt or electronically through the Contact Centre of Services and Products or online through the administrative and public e-services portal E-Government Gateway (hereinafter – the Portal of e-Services).

The documents of the applicant or holder of the authorisation shall be submitted and the application shall be filled up by the representative of the applicant or holder of the authorisation who is empowered to represent the applicant or holder of the authorisation in accordance with the legal acts and who has presented the respective power of attorney. Where the documents and information are submitted by other electronic means than the Portal of e-Services, electronic documents or digital copies of documents shall be submitted. The applications must be signed by the applicant’s advanced electronic signature created by a secure-signature-creation device and supported by a valid qualified certificate.

The applicant and holders of authorisations are entitled to get information of the decisions adopted by SEI and requests for additional information directly from SEI by mail, electronically through the Contact Centre of Services and Products or online through the Portal of e-Services or by other methods indicated in the application.

A person seeking to obtain an authorisation for the construction of a direct line must submit an application, where the application is filled up not through the Portal of E-services, and to present the following documents:

  1. The applicant’s written explanation of the intended construction of the direct line of electricity;
  2. A document (a territory planning document, a topographical picture or a map of the territory) which contains graphic information of the anticipated direct line, electricity generation facilities and the geographic location of the electricity facilities of the applicant’s subdivision, subsidiary and/or consumers that the applicant intends to connect, as well as the location of these energy objects to the closest electricity transmission grids and distribution networks and to the boundaries of ownership;
  3. A contract with the consumer wishing to buy electricity from the applicant and to receive it through the planned direct line after the construction period of a set duration indicated in the contract where the electricity facilities of consumers will be connected to the direct line;
  4. Documents confirming that grid/network operators have refused to allow using the transmission grids or distribution networks;
  5. A document evidencing that the applicant – natural person is entitled to live in the Republic of Lithuania or a copy of the certificate of registration of a legal person, or establishments of legal persons or other organisations of other Member States (establishment in the Republic of Lithuania);
  6. A document confirming the authorisation to submit the application if the application is submitted by an authorised natural person or by a legal person;
  7. A copy of the transfer order or a bank receipt confirming the payment of the state fee unless the application is submitted through the Portal of e-Services.

The officials of SEI must obtain the following information:

Whether the applicant (a natural person) is entitled to reside in the Republic of Lithuania, or the applicant (a legal person) or an establishment of legal persons or other organisations of other Member States is registered in the Register of Legal Entities of the Republic of Lithuania, where it is applied for authorisations for the generation of electricity, development of electricity generation capacities, and construction of a direct line; whether no bankruptcy, reorganisation and/or liquidation proceedings are pending in respect of the legal person seeking to obtain the authorisation.

The amounts of the state fee for granting, amending, updating authorisations for engagement in activities in the electricity sector or issuing a duplicate thereof were approved by Resolution No 1458 of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania “On the approval of the list of the specific amounts of state fees and of the rules for payment and reimbursement of the state fee” of 15 December 2000 (the version approved by Resolution No 1442 of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania of 15 December 2014):

For the authorisation for the construction of the direct electricity line: Amount of the State Fee in euros
 – granting 65,00
 – modification 50,00
 – updating 50,00
 – dissuing a duplicate 10,00

The state fee shall be paid to the budget revenue accounts of the State Tax Inspectorate. Payment code 5782.

The approved form of applications for granting authorisations for engagement in activities in the electricity sector: Prašymas.doc.

The application should contain the following information: name of the applicant (a legal person) or first name and surname, legal person’s code or personal identification number of a natural person, registered office address, telephone number, e-mail, correspondence address, activity, for which the authorisation is sought, territory in which the person intends to carry out the activity, scope of activity, main technical data, information of the applicant’s authorised person (if any), and the desired method for the provision of information of the decisions adopted concerning the authorisation. In addition, there should be a list of documents attached to the application.

30 calendar days from the date of receipt of the application with all required data and documents.

A person must submit a separate application for a new authorisation for the construction of a direct line each time where it is planned:

  1. To expand (supplement) or change the territory indicated in the authorisation;
  2. To expand the electricity transmission capability through the set direct line in the same route, where it is planned to reconstruct the line, by setting a new link or heightening the transmission voltage.

Planning and Control Division of SEI. The contact data, and the addresses of the place of application and indicated at the section “Structure and Contacts” of SEI website vei.lrv.lt. Applications at the indicated place are accepted on working days during the office hours of SEI.

Last updated: 12-05-2017