Energy Policy in the Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Sector of Latvia

S. Vostrikovs, D. Turlajs, A. Kundzina, and U. Sarma (Latvia)


Energy policies, regulations, combined heat and power, CHP, electricity, heat energy Figure 1 Proportion of cogeneration in electrical energy production [2]


0 1000 2000 3000 4000 5000 6000 7000 1990 1995 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 millionkWh CHP HPP&others The output of Latvian power plants does not cover the demand of electrical energy, and there is a sufficient potential for the development of electricity production. In the paper current situation in the Latvian energy policy as regards combined heat and power generation is assessed. On the basis of this analysis, proposals for amendments in the current legal regulation have been prepared.

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