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Technical scenario for Baltic grid synchronization approved in Brussels

BC, Vilniaus, 14.09.2018.Print version
The project for the synchronization of the Baltic power grids with the Continental European system received the green light from the Baltic Energy Market Interconnection Plan (BEMIP) High Level Group in Brussels on Friday, September 14, 2018, informs LETA referring to the Lithuanian government.

The adoption of a positive decision will open the way for the Baltic and Polish transmission system operators to next week submit an application to the European Network of Transmission System Operators (ENTSO-E) for the extension of the Continental Europe Synchronous Area.

Lithuania's Litgrid, Latvia's AST and Estonia's Elering on October 11 of 2018 will submit an application to the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) for 432 mln euros in funding for the project's first stage.

The deadline for the completion of the synchronization of the Baltic power grid with the continental European network decided in an agreement signed in June by the Baltic countries, Poland and the European Commission is 2025 and it will be carried out through a 1,000-megawatt alternating current LitPol Link between Lithuania and Poland and a 700-megawatt direct current undersea cable. In order to ensure energy security, other stabilization mechanisms, like synchronization compensators and electricity system stabilizers, will be established.

The total estimated cost of the project is 1.4 bln euros, of which 75% will be covered by the European Union. 

The synchronization is expected to be completed in 2025.



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