“Daughter” of “Russian grids”: the connections of Lithuania and the EU will benefit from Kaliningrado

“Daughter” of “Russian grids”: the connections of Lithuania and the EU will benefit from Kaliningrado


Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia agreed to a full synchronization of the power grids of all Baltic sea region with the European by 2025. According to the Director of “Yantarenergo”, technically this will all only get better.

KALININGRAD, 14 Dec. The Kaliningrad region will benefit as a result of synchronization of electric networks of Lithuania with the European Union, told journalists on Monday the General Director of power grid company of JSC “Yantarenergo” (“daughter” of “Russian grids”) Igor Makovsky.

Prime Minister of Lithuania Algirdas Butkevicius said that Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia agreed to a full synchronization of the power grids of all Baltic sea region with the European by 2025. Monday was officially the symbolic start of work of electrical connections NordBalt (Lithuania-Sweden) and LitPol Link (Lithuania-Poland). Thus, Lithuania intends to replace imports of electricity, which currently comes from Russia.

“These technical measures was conducted not one year, today, one of the stages received their practical implementation. Now we’ve all become a little more reliable in terms of technical capabilities provide electrical energy. Commercial issue is outside the authority, the competence network of the company. Question of technical ability, power flows become higher,” said Makovsky.

He noted that Lithuania remains on the voltage class single national networks of Russia, but she additionally received the European energy system through the DC link. Lithuania can take electricity and convert it into the parameters of the Russian national network, there is the possibility of additional source of supply of electrical energy in its power grid.

“And this electricity from Europe can get and we, through the power grid of Lithuania may pass her in the opposite direction. Technically all the better for it. Kaliningrad region today are balanced by their own sources of generation in the region, but there is the problem of improving reliability through the construction of new plants,” added Makowski.

In Kaliningrad region there are four CHP plants, one power station and two small hydroelectric power station. In 2013 in the region was halted construction of the Baltic NPP, since the Baltic countries announced plans to shift to the EU market. In 2013, the government decided to build in the Kaliningrad region by 2018, four more stations (three gas and one coal) with a total capacity of 1 GW.

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