Authorisations for the generation of electricity are granted to natural persons who are entitled to reside in the Republic of Lithuania, or to legal persons, establishments of legal persons or other organisations of other Member States in the Republic of Lithuania.

Authorisations for the generation of electricity shall be issued to a person who/which:

1. Has constructed new energy facilities (power plant) for the generation of electricity according to a valid authorisation for the development of electricity generation capacities;

2. Has increased the installed power of the existing operating electricity generation facilities under a valid authorisation for the development of electricity generation capacities. In this case:

2.1. A new authorisation for generation of electricity with the increased overall installed power of electricity generation shall be granted, if there are no technical possibilities to separate the electricity generation facilities and separately account the electricity generated therein and supplied to the electricity grid. The date of issue and the number of the former authorisation and the installed power of the electricity generation capacities indicated in it shall be specified in the new authorisation for generation of electricity. The former authorisation for generation of electricity shall lose its effect from the date of issue of the new one;

2.2.A new authorisation for generation of electricity for the additional installed power of electricity generation facilities shall be granted if technical measures for separating the quantities of electricity generated in separate generation facilities supplied to the electricity grid are established in accordance with the prescribed procedure;

4. Holds energy facilities (a power plant) acquired from another person who/which holds an authorisation for generation of electricity by ownership or other rights.

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 generation of electricity must submit an application in the prescribed form, where the application is filled up not through the Portal of E-services, and to present the following documents:

1. A building completion certificate or declaration of construction completion drawn up in accordance with the procedure set out in the Law on Construction of the Republic of Lithuania and its implementing legislation, where the construction of a new energy object (power plant) indented for generation of electricity, or reconstruction of the existing energy object (power plant) intended for generation of electricity is completed, except the cases provided for by the legal acts, where drawing up a building completion certificate or a declaration of construction completion upon the completion of construction or reconstruction of an energy object (power plant) is not compulsory;

2. Documents confirming that electricity generation facilities have been tested and are in good working order, and comply with the requirements of the applicable electricity safety technical requirements and standards applicable in the Republic of Lithuania or other standards approved in the European Union or by an international agreement (a certificate of technical inspection of the energy facilities);

3. Documents confirming the compliance with the requirements for fuel accumulation or maintenance of reserve fuel stock and for the quality of fuel used:

3.1. Documents supporting the capability of the electricity generation facilities to accumulate or maintain reserve fuel stock if the technological electricity generation capacities exceed the overall power of 5 MW (electric and thermal);

3.2. A certification of quality of the fuel used in the electricity generation facilities issued by the producer or supplier (a certificate, passport) and documents evidencing the compliance with the mandatory quality requirements laid down by the legal acts of the Republic of Lithuania applicable for the fuel used;

NOTE: the requirements laid down in subparagraphs 3.1 and 3.2 of this description shall not be applicable to electricity generation facilities using wind energy, solar energy, hydroenergy, geothermal energy or other renewable sources of energy which are not burned in order to obtain energy during the process of electricity generation, as well as subparagraph 3.2 shall not be applicable to the facilities using biofuel, if this fuels is not subject to the biofuel quality requirements laid down in the legal acts;

4. Certified copy of the agreement on a payment of compensation for part of the investments and other costs incurred in securing the national security functions, provided for in Article 49(8) of the Law on Energy from Renewable Sources of the Republic of Lithuania intended for a part of investments and other costs necessary in order to ensure the necessary functions of national safety, and a document confirming a security of discharge of the said obligation, if the wind power plant is in the territory subject to certain restrictions in relation to national security;

5. A document certifying that the energy facilities intending to use non-recyclable municipal waste remaining after sorting which has energy value, have been recognised to be an object of national importance in relation to waste management by the Government;

6. 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);

7. A document confirming the authorisation to submit the application if the application is submitted by an authorised natural person or by a legal person;

8. 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, of 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, 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 an authorisation for the generation of electricity: Amount of the State Fee in euros
 – granting 65,00
 – modification 50,00
 – updating 50,00
 – issuing 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.

1. An authorisation for the generation of electricity in case of distributed generation, i. e., where the electricity generation facilities are connected to the electricity distribution network, and the installed power of the electricity generation equipment does not exceed 10 kW, shall be issued in accordance with the simplified procedure (Clause 51 of the Rules), by submitting to SEI an application of the form set in Paragraph 12 of this description, and documents evidencing that electricity generation facilities have been tested and are in good working order, and comply with the requirements of the applicable electricity safety technical requirements and standards applicable in the Republic of Lithuania or other standards approved in the European Union or by an international agreement (a certificate of technical inspection of the energy facilities).

2. No authorisation for the generation of electricity shall be required if a person intends to generate electricity only for his personal needs and the holding’s own requirements without supplying any electricity to the electricity grid, in electricity generation facilities the installed power of which does not exceed 10 kW. In case the person intends to supply the generated electricity to the electricity network, the person must apply for an authorisation for the development of electricity generation capacities in accordance with the procedure laid down in Clause 54 of the Rules and for an authorization to produce electricity indicated in Clause 51 of the Rules.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. In case of a change of the territory indicated in the authorisation in which the activity covered by the authorisation is carried out, in case of giving names to administrative units and residential territories in accordance with the provisions of the Territorial Administrative Units of the Republic of Lithuania and their Boundaries of the Republic of Lithuania, 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.

6. An authorisation for the generation of electricity shall be updated where it is sought to reduce the installed power of the power plant. An authorisation for the generation of electricity shall be also updated in case it is intended to use other fuel than the one indicated in the valid authorisation in the operating electricity generation facilities without reconstructing them. The application to update the authorisation by specifying the fuel used for generation of electricity must be accompanied by documents certifying the compliance with the requirements of the proposed economic activity’s impact on the environment and public health.

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