Lithuanian govt commission to discuss preparations for power grid synchronization

  • 2024-03-15
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS – Lithuania's governmental commission chaired by Prime Minister Ingrid Simonyte is convening on Friday discuss preparations for the Baltic electricity grids' synchronization with the Continental European system scheduled for February 2025.

The Energy Ministry has said the commission also plans to discuss the planned exit by Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia from the BRELL agreement in August, six months before synchronization. 

The agreement among the Baltic, Russian and Belarusian operators regulates operation in the Russian electricity system.

The commission is also to discuss the project for building an onshore Harmony Link power cable between Lithuania and Poland. 

Last August, the Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian prime ministers signed a declaration committing to synchronize the Baltic electricity grids with Western Europe by February 2025. The initial plan was to do so by the end of 2025.

The commitment was confirmed in December in a declaration signed by the European Commission and the Baltic and Polish ministers in charge of energy.