Scientists in Lithuania say that the country has the potential to build more hydroelectric power plants, enabling Lithuania to meet the target in its National Energy Strategy to produce 12%of its energy from renewable energy resources, according to the LETA news agency.

Lithuania currently has 50 hydroelectric power plants generating almost 3% of its energy demand. Among companies planning to build new hydroelectric power plants in Lithuania are Achema and Baltic Construction Hydro.

Lithuania needs new electricity generating capacity as a result of the forthcoming closure of its Ignalina nuclear power plant.