Litgrid, the Lithuanian electricity transmission system operator, has successfully completed the expansion of LitPol Link, the interconnection between Lithuania and Poland. This is one of the most crucial of the four synchronisation projects already implemented so far, as the upgraded LitPol Link station near Alytus is now capable of operating in the synchronous mode with the Continental European Synchronous Area.
“The synchronisation of the Baltic States with the Continental European Synchronous Area is the first and the foremost project of the national security, which enables Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia to manage their electricity systems on the same frequency with reliable partners independently. Preparations in the four countries continue to progress rapidly, and we are moving steadily towards the goal of the synchronisation in 2025. However, we already have the most important part – the upgraded LitPol Link. This means that from now on, no one can leave us as an isolated energy island: if necessary, we will be able to connect to the Continental European Synchronous Area soon,” said Dainius Kreivys, the Minister of Energy of Lithuania.
“Six years ago, LitPol Link became Lithuania’s gateway to the West in the terms of trade, enabling the import and export of the electricity between Lithuania and Poland. Now it will play an even bigger role: from 2025, it will be the gateway for all three Baltic countries to connect their power systems to the European partners’. LitPol Link will operate as usual for the next few years, while we build the Harmony Link, the offshore link to Poland, install synchronous condensers and carry out other preparations for the national networks and system management. However, it is now the key guarantee for the security of the Baltic electric energy systems,” said Rokas Masiulis, CEO of Litgrid.