Latvenergo AS holds a 51% share in Liepājas enerģija SIA. The company ensures generation, transmission, distribution and supply of thermal energy in the city of Liepaja, as well as generation of electricity in cogeneration mode.
The total installed thermal energy capacity of Liepaja plants is 221 MW, including 40 MW from a renewable source – wood chips. Installed electrical capacity totals 6 MW. In 2016, Liepaja plants generated 253 GWh of thermal energy and 47 GWh of electricity.
Over the past few years, co-financed by the EU Cohesion Fund, new generation capacities were built, increasing the share of biomass consumption within the fuel balance at Liepaja plants from 0% before 2010 to 62% in 2016.
Due to the reconstruction of thermal energy transmission and distribution networks in Liepaja, thermal energy losses have also been reduced considerably over the past few years. The loss ratio decreased from 15.5% in 2012 to 13.0% in 2016.