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2018-10-18

Regarding legislation amendments

On 2018 October 16th the amendments prepared by the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Lithuania of the Procedures for electricity import and export  (in Lithuanian) and the Rules for electricity trading (in Lithuanian) have been approved.
The legislation amendments regulate determination of capacity for trade on interconnectors between Lithuania - Belarus and Lithuania - Kaliningrad region of the Russian Federation.
Following the provisions of the revised Procedures for electricity import and export:
  • Import of electricity through interconnectors between Republic of Lithuania and the Kaliningrad region of the Russian Federation can only be carried out to the extent that can be produced and not consumed in the Kaliningrad region.
  • From the start of the electricity production during the technological testing phase at the nuclear power plant, which is being built in the Astravyets district of the Republic of Belarus (hereinafter Belarussian Astravyets NPP), electricity cannot enter the electricity market of the Republic of Lithuania through the interconnectors between the Republic of Lithuania and the Republic of Belarus, except for the electricity necessary to ensure the reliable operation of the power system of the Republic of Lithuania.
In accordance with the provisions of the revised Rules for electricity trading:
  • From the start of the electricity production during the technological testing phase at the Belarussian Astravyets NPP, the trading capacity of the interconnectors between the Republic of Lithuania and the Republic of Belarus for the day-ahead and intra-day timeframes are to be set at 0 MW. 
The Lithuanian TSO, Litgrid AB, without a delay will inform market participants if information from Belarussian TSO or other responsible authorities on the date of production start at Belarussian Astravyets NPP and respectively commencement of the application of the abovementioned legal provisions on imports through Lithuania - Belarus interconnectors takes effect.
 
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