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New power line to enhance the power transmission grid

The construction of a new power transmission line stretching from Alytus to Kruonis Pumped Storage Power Plant will start in mid-November. The first permits for the line’s construction were issued this week. This will be the second 330 kV new construction power line built in Lithuania since the restoration of the country’s independence. The first one was built between Klaipėda and Telšiai in 2014.
The new power line will play an important role in ensuring the reliable exchange of electricity between   Lithuania and Poland. It will contribute to a more reliable supply of electricity in the southern part of Lithuania. 
“The Alytus-Kruonis power line is an integral part of the interconnection of Lithuanian and Polish power grids. To ensure the efficient exploitation of the Lithuanian-Polish power link LitPol Link, which has been in operation since the start of this year, it is necessary to reinforce the power transmission network of southern Lithuania. The new power line is also important for building a second power line between Lithuania and Poland,” says director of Litgrid’s Strategic Infrastructure Department Karolis Sankovski.
The route of the new power line was planned so that it would bypass residential areas and protected areas of nature. The 55 km double-circuit line will go through the districts of Alytus, Prienai and Kaišiadorys. It will start at the Alytus transformer substation in Butkūnai village and stretch towards   Kruonis Pumped Storage Power Plant in Maisiejūnai village.
The power line will be built by Litgrid’s contractor chosen through an open tender process, A. ŽILINSKIO IR KO. The contract is valued at EUR 23 million.
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