Granting authorisations for the export of electricity to the states other than the member states

An authorisation for the export of electricity to the states other than the Member States shall be issued to a person complying to the requirements laid down in Article 16(18) of the Law on Electricity, i. e., a person engaged in the activities of an independent supplier of electricity, or holding an authorisation for generation of electricity.

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 export of electricity to the states other than the Member States must submit an application in the prescribed form, where the application is filled up not on the Portal of e-Services, and to present the following documents:

  1. A document confirming the authorisation to submit the application if the application is submitted by an authorised natural person or by a legal person;
  2. A copy of the certificate of registration (establishment in the Republic of Lithuania) of a legal person, or establishments of legal persons or other organisations of other Member States;
  3. A copy of the valid applicant’s authorisation for the engagement in the activities of an independent supplier of electricity, or a licence for generation of electricity;
  4. The applicant’s written explanation of the intended purchaser in the state of electricity export, by presenting the documents supporting the respective obligations to purchase and/or sell electricity (e. g., a preliminary agreement, a letter of intent, etc.);
  5. The applicant’s written application of the intended electricity transit route for the export power flow in cross-system grids, by indicating the state of electricity import and the states the electricity systems of which will be used for the transit of electricity;
  6. 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 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 granting an authorisation for the export of electricity to the states other than the Member States: 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, the country of export, 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.

In the event or reorganisation of a legal person, the legal person must present an application for a new authorisation and enclose the documents confirming its reorganisation. Besides, an application for a new authorisation must be presented by a person which carries out electricity export or import activities in the event of change of its territory of activities (export or import states).

In case of changes of personal data indicated in the authorisation (a natural person’s name and/or surname or a legal person’s name or code), the holder of the authorisation shall notify the issuing authority thereof within 10 business days after the date of the changes by filling up an application in the form set out in Section 12 of this description with the supporting documents of the changes enclosed. An amended authorisation shall be issued within 30 calendar days from the registration of the authorisation holder’s application and all required duly formalised documents with the issuing authority; it shall state that it has been issued on the basis of the amended authorisation.

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