News & events

2017 june 8

SE4-PL-LT market coupling arrangements update by activation of Polish optimization area (PLA)

Polish, Swedish and Lithuanian TSOs will launch SE4-PL-LT market coupling arrangements update (activation of Polish optimization area PLA) on July 1st, 2017.
2017 june 2

Energy Minister Vaičiūnas: from 2025 the Baltic region will need new reliable power plants

The long-term power system adequacy analysis of the Baltic countries, which has been carried out for the first time by the electricity transmission system operators of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, has shown that the existing double-circuit Lithuanian-Polish power interconnection is sufficient for the synchronisation of Baltic power systems. 
2017 april 28

An agreement reached to replace the NordBalt interconnection onshore joints

After constructive negotiations between Lithuanian and Swedish power cable experts the agreement on the replacement of NordBalt underground cable joints was signed on 27 April 2017. The work of joint replacement is planned for 2018, after the newly-designed joints undergo tests.
2017 april 4

Public consultation on the proposal for fallback procedures for capacity allocation in the Baltic CCR

Transmission system operators of Baltic Capacity Calculation Region launch a public consultation on the proposal for fallback procedures for capacity allocation for the Baltic Capacity Calculation Region.
2017 march 21

One power link may be sufficient for synchronisation

One LitPol Link interconnection may be sufficient for synchronisation of the Baltic countries’ power systems with the Continental European Network, provided systems are prepared to operate in an isolated mode safely. 
2017 march 3

Customers’ input in securing the flexible management of the power system will be assessed

As the consumption and generation of renewable electricity is on the rise, the Lithuanian electricity transmission system operator Litgrid and the electricity and gas distribution company Energijos Skirstymo Operatorius (ESO) will seek ways to ensure the effective and flexible operation of the power system in the future.
2017 february 23

Litgrid CEO Daivis Virbickas: We are focusing on sustainable long-term results

During the year 2016, the Litgrid Group reports an increase in revenues, costs and operating profits. The financial results were determined by the launch of the power links with Poland and Sweden, higher revenues from transmission services, connection of new producers and congestion. The results were also positively affected by higher electricity consumption due to the country’s economy growth.
2017 february 21

Electricity consumption in Lithuania: highest in a quarter of a century

In 2016, the final electricity consumption in Lithuania totalled 10.47 kilowatt hours (or 10.47 terawatt hours, TWh). A record growth in the consumption was observed last year: residents, businesses, agriculture and transport used 4.5% more electricity compared to 2015. The growth rate in agriculture was as high as 8.4%, service sector 5.7%, residents 4.3%, and transport sector 4%. The lowest year-on-year growth rate (3.5%) was recorded in the industrial sector.   
2017 february 7

Upgrading Infrastructure in Northeast Lithuania for Synchronisation with the European Grid

Litgrid, the electricity transmission system operator, intends to upgrade two 330 kilovolt (kV) transformer substations in Ignalina and Utena by 2021. 
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