Ministry of Energy of Lithuania: the Baltic electricity system will be disconnected from Russia by 2025
The Baltic electricity system will be completely disconnected from Russia by 2025. Such terms of refusal from Russian electricity were named by the Minister of Energy of Lithuania Dainius Kreivis, Delfi reports.
Kreivis said that on Saturday, December 4, the Lithuanian operator of the electricity transmission system Litgrid successfully connected to the Polish operator Polskie Sieci Elektroenergetyczne (PSE) and worked synchronously with the European system. “The Baltic power grid has shown that it can work with continental Europe in the event of problems with Russia and will be completely disconnected from it by 2025,” Cravis said. “We can say that on Sunday, the three Baltic countries woke up safer than on Saturday night when they went to bed,” said Litgrid CEO Rokas Masiulis.
Now the country is receiving electricity from BRELL – the electric ring. which includes Belarus, Russia, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. According to Minister Kreivis, Lithuania and the other Baltic states have taken an important step towards energy security.
The Baltic states decided to withdraw from BRELL back in 2019. When the roadmap was signed on the desynchronization of the Baltic energy systems with Russia and their synchronization with the Continental European Grid, the then President of the European Commission (EC) Jean-Claude Juncker was present. The Baltic states temporarily switched off electricity from Russia for the first time in April 2021, stopping purchases for two days.