Lithuania - Vilnius Heat Demand Management

This report evaluates a GEF-supported Energy Conservation Program in Lithuania which aimed at reducing the emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) from a city heating provider, Vilnius District Heating System. The project plan involved reducing the barriers to, and also helping implement, financially sustainable energy efficiency investments in the residential sector of Vilnius City.

This would be achieved via projects including:

  1. financing the supplier's demand management program demonstrating the benefits of automatic and consumer-controlled use of heat in homes and consumption-based billing at the apartment level;
  2. some funding to help cover connection fees for low-income customers,
  3. creating revolving funds to support work to reduce heat loss from the city's housing stock.

The outcomes were rated as moderately unsatisfactory and lessons learned include the need to find ways of reducing capital costs of building renovations for the city's housing stock.

Area of Evaluation: 

Mitigation

Thematic Cluster: 

Energy efficiency

Theme of Evaluation: 

Building Energy Efficiency

GEF Funding: 

Yes

Level of Evaluation: 

Country

Region: 

Europe and Central Asia

Type of Evaluation: 

Implementation Completion Report

Country: 

Lithuania

Institution: 

World Bank

Evaluation Author: 

Sustainable Development Department, Europe and Central Asia Region

Year of Evaluation: 

2009