EU to help synchronise Baltic electricity grid

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European Commission Vice President for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič and Malta's Minister for Energy and Water Management Joe Mizzi (L) at the start of a ministers Council meeting in Brussels, December 18, 2017.

Integration of the Baltics into the European electricity grid as part of EU Energy Union


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The European Union is moving forward towards finding a solution on the best way to desynchronise the Baltic States’ electricity grid from the Russian grid and synchronise it with the continental Europe system. On that note, European Commission Vice President for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič and EU Climate Action and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete met with the Ministers of Energy from Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia in Brussels on December 18.

The ministerial meeting was part of the Commission’s efforts to provide political support to the Baltic States’ wishes to achieve independence in terms of electricity supply security and operation of their electricity grids, the Commission said.

For historical reasons, the Baltic States’ electricity grid operates in a synchronous mode with the Russian and Belarusian systems. The synchronisation with the European grid through Poland will bring closer a fully functioning and connected internal energy market and increase the European Union’s energy security.

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