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2013-10-14

Feasibility study of Baltic States’ integration into EU internal electricity market accomplished

The feasibility study of the Baltic States’ integration into the EU internal electricity market and the equipment of possible links performed by a Swedish consulting company Gothia Power has been accomplished. The feasibility study was ordered by Litgrid, Augstsprieguma tikls and Elering – electricity transmission system operators of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.
 
The feasibility study “Integration of the Baltic States into the EU internal electricity market. Feasibility study of the equipment of possible links” launched in May 2012 analysed possible scenarios for connecting the electricity systems of the Baltic States with the European Continental Network for synchronous operation.
 
The study analysed technical, legal and socio-economic aspects of the interconnection of the power systems. The performed study allows establishing technical requirements for the development of the Europe’s synchronous area and connection of the power systems.  Possible costs of the synchronisation project implementation in order to connect power systems of the Baltic States with European Continental Network for synchronous operation have been calculated. Connecting the electricity systems of the Baltic States with the European Continental Network for synchronous operation is challenging but technically possible project.
 
The value of the feasibility study agreement was EUR 1.25 million. Half of the financing allocated for the implementation of the feasibility study originated from the European Union financial support aimed at financing Trans-European Energy Network (TEN-E) projects of common interest. The remaining share of the financing was allocated by Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian electricity transmission system operators in equal parts.
 
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