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2012-04-04

One of Vilnius' Key Electricity Units Under Reconstruction

Electricity transmission system operator Litgrid has announced the reconstruction of the transformer substation based in the capital city's Viršuliškės district. By November 2012, the substation's facilities will be replaced with new ones. In co-operation with the distribution network operator, the work has been planned to prevent any electricity transmission disruptions for the residents and institutions of Viršuliškės and Karoliniškės wards.

"The repair of electricity facilities is the prerequisite for reliable, safe, and economic electricity transmission. Usually, such reconstruction projects take two years to complete. Due to advance planning and optimum resource allocation we will carry out the reconstruction of this capital city's critical electricity unit in half a year," says Simonas Šileikis, the Head of Litgrid Infrastructure Development Department.

Despite their good condition, the facilities of the transformer substation, built in 1970, no longer meet modern requirements. Electricity transmission facilities are constantly under reconstruction: 27 electricity transmission network objects are currently under construction or reconstruction. Responsible investment into the development of the domestic network and efficient activity management allowed for a 30% decrease in electricity transmission rate in Lithuania since 2008 as compared with a 27% rise in Europe during the respective period.

Litgrid is not only responsible for the development of the country's power transmission network, but it is also implementing the strategic national energy projects, including international electricity interconnections NordBalt and LitPol Link, and is responsible for the national energy system’s development and full-fledged integration into the common European electricity network and the continental European electric energy system.
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