Grid Development

Kretinga-Benaičiai

Construction of a electricity transmission line Kretinga-Benaičiai
Significance of the project

Strong national power system is one of the prerequisites for the construction of the power links with Sweden and Poland. The Kretinga-Benaičiai 110 kV electricity transmission line will enhance the reliability of the West Lithuania‘s power transmission system.

Purpose of the project

The 110 kV overhead power transmission line Kretinga-Benaičiai is one of the projects implemented by Litgrid which will help secure an uninterrupted supply of electricity to customers in West Lithuania. At present, the 110 kV power transmission line Klaipėda-Mažeikiai is operated in the region. Electricity flows are quite large there, and the new Kretinga-Benaičiai line will increase the transmission reliability and reduce the present load, which causes high transmission losses. Therefore, the construction of the new line will also lead to savings for customers. 
 
Main characteristics of the project

Length of the power transmission line:  27 km
Voltage: 110 kV
 
Planning of the project 

At the end of 2011, the Klaipėda Regional Environmental Protection Department approved the EIA Report for the new power transmission line. Preparation of the special plan was started on the basis of the EIA Report. The special plan is prepared in three phases, agreements from the relevant authorities are received, and public discussion is held according to the established procedure.
 
Entity preparing the Special Plan

Baltic engineers UAB, Savanorių pr. 28, LT-03116, Vilnius. Tel.: +370 5 2334112
Fax: +370 5 2310258, email: vmj@balticengineers.com; www.balticengineers.com
 
Calendar of events
 
2011-2013 – preparation of the special plan for the power transmission line.
 
April 2013 -  public presentation of the special plan to residents of Kretinga District. 
 
Upon approval of the special plan, start of the tendering procedures for construction works is planned for the autumn of 2013.
 
Construction of the power transmission line will take place in  2015 - 2016.
 
The construction will be completed by the end of 2016.
 
 
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