Lithuania energmin to sign pact on energy facilities' cyber security during US visit

  • 2023-11-27
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS – Lithuanian Energy Minister Dainius Kreivys is in the United States this week where he will sign an agreement with the Idaho National Laboratory, one of the national laboratories of the United States Department of Energy, on the participation in a joint project to strengthen the cyber security of the energy sector, the Energy Ministry told BNS on Monday.

In addition, Kreivys will meet with US Deputy Secretary of Energy David Turk to discuss cooperation, Lithuania's preparations for the synchronization of the Baltic electricity grids with Western Europe, regional energy security, and support for Ukraine's energy sector.

Kreivys will also talk about preparation in Lithuania to switch to 100 percent renewable energy and to use its resources to cover all consumption needs.

During the visit, the Lithuanian energy minister is also scheduled to meet with representatives of US energy companies developing the latest nuclear energy technology and small nuclear reactors.