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:
- 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;
- some funding to help cover connection fees for low-income customers,
- 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.