Lithuania

Beneficiaries: 2

Elektrenai

 
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The overarching objective of Elektrėnai Municipality is to align with Europe's sustainability targets and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the heating industry and transportation sector by 2030. This aligns with the municipality's RES plan, which aims for a RES indicator of 62.9 percent by 2030, compared to 56.3 percent in 2022. The project's specific objective is to decrease CO2 emissions and energy consumption by transitioning to wood pellets in the centralized heating system and upgrading the public transport fleet to less polluting vehicles. Project activities include the reconstruction of 10 boiler rooms to use biofuel and the procurement of 22 eco-friendly public transport vehicles. These measures will contribute to national and EU energy goals, resulting in annual energy savings of 3.21 GWh and a reduction of 935.18 tCO2 emissions.

 

Visaginas

 
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In the Visaginas municipality, the primary economic development focuses for 2020–2030 include energy efficiency, renewable energy production, and energy consulting. The investment project aims to establish a sustainable energy system in Visaginas by systematically altering the energy consumption habits of the population. The project's outcomes are geared towards actions such as enhancing energy efficiency in public infrastructure, reducing heat and electricity consumption, lowering CO2 emissions, heating costs, and prices for residents, as well as decreasing electricity costs for both residents and the public sector. Additionally, the project aims to boost the potential of renewable energy in Visaginas, minimize energy losses, and actively engage and encourage residents to become more energy-efficient and productive consumers. The planned activities encompass modernizing street lighting, upgrading the district heating system, investing in renewable energy sources, developing a Smart City Management IT Platform (Visaginas Smart-City), and involving businesses and society in changing energy consumption habits.