VILNIUS – The European Commission on Thursday welcomed the three Baltic countries' agreement to synchronize their electricity grids with the Continental European system by February 2025.
European Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson said in a press release that the agreement by Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia "will enable us to complete the full integration of the three Baltic states into the EU electricity grid almost one year earlier than previously intended".
"Today's agreement is a symbol of European solidarity in action," she said. "The project will not only bring energy security in the region and complete the EU integration of the three Baltic States, but will also support the implementation of the Green Deal by ensuring secure, affordable and sustainable energy for the Eastern Baltic Sea region and the Union as a whole."
Simson said the Baltic grids' synchronization "has been a priority EU energy infrastructure project for the Commission for many years, receiving substantial EU funding, and will continue to receive support until it is completed".