Overview of the use of renewable energy in Lithuania
Kruonis Pumped Storage Plant
Wind turbine in Lithuania
Renewable energy in Lithuania constitutes some energy produced in the country. In 2016, it constituted 27.9% of the country's overall electricity generation. Previously, the Lithuanian government aimed to generate 23% of total power from renewable resources by 2020, the goal was achieved in 2014 (23.9%).
Biomass represents the most common source of renewable energy in Lithuania, with most of the biomass is use being firewood. The amount of energy generated from biomass in Lithuania is the second highest in the EU per capita. It is estimated that in 2020 the country will lead the EU in the quantity of biomass available for biofuel production.
Projected Production of Biofuels By 2020 (Tons per Capita)
Kruonis Pumped Storage Plant, its main purpose is to provide a spinning reserve of the power system, to regulate the load curve of the power system 24 hours a day. Installed capacity of the pumped storage plant: 900 MW (4 units, 225 MW each).