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09.08 2016

Green Power is Gaining Popularity Among Lithuanian Companies

Having introduced at the beginning of the year the possibility to purchase green power to its customers, the independent electricity supply company Enefit noticed the growing interest in this product. Currently, electricity produced from renewable energy sources constitutes approximately 50 per cent of the total amount of electricity supplied to the customers of the company. Green electricity is supplied on the Lithuanian market from Norway and Estonia under the guarantees of origin provided to Enefit.

‘Business customers are increasingly interested in green electricity offered by us – pretty much every fifth of our customers in Lithuania has chosen to use our electricity bearing the Green Energy trademark. Currently, this electricity comprises half of the total volume supplied by us to our customers, and we are one of the largest sellers of power produced from renewable energy sources on the market,’ says Janis Bethers, Managing Director of Enefit.

In June only, Enefit customers consumed approximately 22 GWh of eco-friendly power, and as of the beginning of this year, the company has already supplied approximately 120 GWh of this type of electricity. Green Energy power supplied by Enefit has the guarantee of origin proving that the energy was produced using renewable energy sources.

Company Eesti Energia, the owner of Enefit operating in Lithuania, produced more than 165 GWh of power from renewable energy sources in the first half-year of 2016. Last year, the company produced a total of 360.8 GWh of electricity from renewable energy sources.

Eesti Energia controls Narva, Aulepa and Virtsu wind farms, which aggregated installed capacity amounts to 111 MW. Approximately half of total volume of green electricity is produced at these farms. Eco-friendly electricity is also produced at Linnamäe and Keila-Joa hydroelectric power plants and alternative power is obtained from cogeneration biofuel and waste incineration plants owned by the company.

At the end of June this year, Eesti Energia introduced a new strategy providing a plan to focus the production of electricity from renewable energy sources at the subsidiary company Enefit Taastuvenergia. The company intends to increase the current amount of 700 GWh of electricity produced using alternative energy sources twice within the nearest 5 years.

Eesti Energia offered its customers environmentally friendly electricity bearing the Green Energy trademark as early as in 2001 and was the first company in Eastern Europe to do so. Eesti Energia is the largest producer of electricity in the Baltic States with the 25 per cent share of electricity supply market.

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