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2013-12-20

Rules on Cross - Border Capacity Calculation and Allocation

Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian transmission system operators (TSOs) have been negotiating over common rules on cross - border capacity calculation and allocation to become effective on January 1, 2014. In case more time is needed to reach the common agreement, the Lithuanian TSO is ready to use national rules on cross - border capacity calculation and allocation from January 1, 2014. The rules are aimed to allocate and operate Lithuanian power links with Latvia, Belarus and Kaliningrad at the same time ensuring security of supply.
 
“Security of supply is the basic requirement we shall maintain, while ensuring maximum infrastructure accessibility to the market,” Daivis Virbickas, Litgrid Chairman of the Board and the CEO said.
 
“The responsibility by an individual TSO to control its cross-border interconnections is not unusual practice, however, a common regional agreement with the neighbour TSOs is most desired, and the negotiations with the Latvian and Estonian TSOs have been going on very intensively,” Mr Virbickas said.
 
Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian TSOs negotiate over the common rules on cross - border capacity calculation and allocation in order to ensure most efficient use of the infrastructure available to the electricity market, especially in summer, when due to grid maintenance the technical capacities to import electricity to Lithuania and Latvia are restricted.
 
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