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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Wednesday, 23.05.2018, 23:44

One LitPol Link connection may be enough for synchronization

BC, Vilnius, 17.03.2017.Print version
Amid discussions at the Polish electricity transmission operator PSE about building a marine link instead of a second air line, Lithuania's power transmission system operator Litgrid says synchronization would be possible with the one existing LitPol Link power line, reports LETA/BNS.

However, the company does not rule out building the second line in the future, as it would be needed amid the growing power consumption in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia


"One LitPol Link connection may be enough for synchronization of the Baltic electricity systems with networks of continental Europe, given that we will have tested everything and made full preparations before that to be able to work in an isolated mode, if necessary," told Daivis Virbickas, Litgrid CEO.

In his words, the marine link proposed by Poland's PSE could be discussed as an alternative for ensuring better power exchange between Poland and Lithuania and the rest of Baltic states.

Litgrid said the idea of building the second link with Poland had not been discarded, as it could be done after synchronization of the Baltic states with Western European networks. Virbickas told that the method of construction would be decided following a feasibility study.

Eryk Kossowski, CEO of Poland's PSE, said in his presentation of the company's plans for the 2017-2019 period earlier this week that Poland was not eager to build the second LitPol Link connection due to environmental problems, said. In his words, the second line would not lead to major security but cause extensive problems for Poland. PSE is considering an idea of building a marine link between the Lithuanian seaport of Klaipeda and Wladyslawowo in Poland.

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