International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics
Friday, 09.12.2016, 09:42
The Lithuanian and Swedish electricity markets should be connected by the second interconnection, NordBalt 2, by 2025, while the Visaginas Nuclear Power Plant project should be frozen, suggests a new energy strategy worked out by the outgoing Lithuanian Energy Ministry and presented by Minister Rokas Masiulis on Tuesday.
Keyword tags: Energy, Energy Market, Gas, Lithuania, Markets and Companies, Nuclear Power, Nuclear power plant
Lithuania's shut-down Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant (INPP) has completed cold tests of an interim spent nuclear fuel storage facility (B1), one of its key decommissioning projects, which will be followed by hot tests that are scheduled to begin at the end of September and continue until summer 2017, informs LETA/BNS.
Lithuania expects that the Nord Pool electricity market will start limiting electricity supplies from the Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant in 2018, the planned date of completion of the 1st nuclear block, informs LETA/BNS.
The decision made by Sweden's political parties not to suspend development of nuclear energy has highlighted the faults of the Lithuanian energy strategy, says energy expert Romas Svedas. In his opinion, the Swedish move showed the administration's consideration of the industry's wishes, while Lithuania no longer has a clear energy course, informs LETA/BNS.
Lithuania on June 8th handed a diplomatic note to Belarus over an alleged incident on the Astravyets nuclear power plant construction site, just 50 kilometers from Vilnius, Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius said, cites LETA/BNS.
The European Union has to speak with once voice about the safety of a new nuclear power plant that Belarus is building in Astravyets, close to its border with Lithuania, Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius said during a meeting with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on June 3rd, informs LETA/BNS.
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) should turn its attention to the Astravyets nuclear power plant, which is currently under construction in Belarus, Latvian Environmental Protection and Regional Development Minister Kaspars Gerhards said during a meeting with IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano in Riga today, cites LETA.