Lithuanian-Swedish power interconnection NordBalt back to full capacity

  • 2019-09-16
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS – The Lithuanian-Swedish power interconnection NordBalt is again operates at full capacity following planned repairs, Lithuania's power transmission company Litgrid says.

The annual repairs started on Sep 5 and were about to be completed on Sep 15. But as word was completed earlier, the interconnection went back online two days earlier than planned.

On Monday morning, the NordBalt's capacity stood at 699 out of 700 MW.

In 2018, the NordBalt's capacity in the Lithuanian direction stood at 99.8 percent, and amounted to 99.9 percent in the first seven months of this year, and around a third, 3.039 TWh, of power used in Lithuania was imported from Sweden via this interconnection which also underwent repairs for two months last year.