Lithuania-Sweden power link back in service

  • 2018-01-23
  • LETA/TBT Staff

VILNIUS - The NordBalt power interconnection between Lithuania and Sweden is back in service after a week-long outage, Lithuania's power transmission system operator Litgrid said on Tuesday.

The power link, which had been unavailable to the market since Jan. 15, went back online at around 10:50 p.m. on Monday, Litgrid spokesman Giedrius Karsokas said.

With NordBalt out of service, electricity prices in Lithuania have jumped in recent days. The average price of electricity in Nord Pool's Lithuanian bidding area on Tuesday rose to 79.08 euros per megawatt-hour, up from 56.88 euros on Monday.

NordBalt's onshore cable joints, which are causing frequent failures of the power interconnection, are planned to be replaced between Jul. 30 and Oct. 10 this year.