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Amber Grid becomes an energy producer contributing to Lithuania’s increase in RES

Amber Grid, the Lithuanian gas transmission system operator, has been making a great effort to reduce the amount of electricity it purchases, not only to reduce the cost of electricity but also to make a significant contribution to the reduction of CO2 emissions in its day-to-day operations. The company’s 1.5 megawatts (MW) solar power plants help it to achieve these goals and this year alone they have supplied its facilities with more than 45,000 euros worth of green electricity, saving 190 tonnes of CO2 since their commissioning.

By now, Amber Grid has solar power plant facilities installed all around Lithuania. With the power stations in Vilnius, Jauniūnai and Panevėžys the company will be able to significantly reduce its CO2 emissions and contribute to climate change mitigation goals. Since its commissioning in September 2021, Amber Grid’s Vilnius plant generated 250 megawatt-hours (MWh) of electricity, saving around 130 tonnes of CO2. Their other two sites in Jauniūnai and Panevėžys have already produced 110 MWh and around 58 tonnes of CO2 have been saved since the beginning of this year.

According to Amber Grid’s CEO, Nemunas Biknius, the company’s goal is to provide renewable electricity from independent sources both because of the high prices of the mainstream energy sources and the political situation. The company’s years of endeavour seem to pay off since their plants already generated enough renewable electricity to power 120 households for a whole year.

Eternia Solar, the company that installed the solar power plants for Amber Grid, declared that the Lithuanian gas transmission system operator’s project stands out for its comprehensiveness and innovation. The plants are equipped with high-efficiency bifacial modules and use a variety of mounting structures. Andrius Džiaugys, CEO of Eternia Solar described that their client set high technical and qualification requirements for this project. The power plants were built with a precise awareness, focusing on every suitable area and different types of roof and ground-mounted structures were used to support the solar modules. Also, modern solar trackers were mounted on the power plants to increase the amount of electricity granted.

With the installation of the solar power plants, Amber Grid has become an energy producer and contributes to Lithuania’s strategic choice to increase the share of renewable energy sources in the energy sector.

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