Renewable energy in Lithuania
A total of 1.192 TWh of electricity was produced from renewable energy sources in Lithuania at the end of 2012.
The bulk of green electricity in Lithuania comes from the Kaunas Hydroelectric Power Plant with an installed capacity of 1027 MW. The main task of 900 MW Kruonis Pumped Storage Plant using the same Nemunas basin is to maintain system balance.
At the end of 2013, the installed capacity of wind turbines in Lithuania totalled 278,83 MW.
In late 2012, the total installed capacity of these renewable energy sources, along with solar, biomass and biogas power plants, made up 444,7 MW.
Under Directive 2009/28/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources, Lithuania must ensure that the share of energy from renewable sources in gross final consumption of energy in 2020 makes up at least 23%.