13.07.2017. In the spring of 2017 European Join research center has finalised the study “Integration of the Baltic States into the EU electricity system: A technical and economic analysis”. Upon investigating possible technical and economic scenarios on de-synchronizing the networks of Baltic countries from power systems of Russia and Belarus and synchronizing with networks of Europe, has been concluded that from the technical and economic point of view it would be more favorable for Baltic countries to become synchronized with continental Europe, as it has been stated in the study prepared by the European Join Research Centre and published by European Commission.
The study has been performed based on previous international agreement on the integration of Baltics into the common European energy system and energy market and, based on the above mentioned study, European Commission together with Baltic countries will come to later decisions on the variants of de-synchronization and respective scenarios of implementation.
In the study carried out jointly by the European Joint research center, AS “Augstsprieguma tikls” and other Baltic TSO`s three possible synchronization variants have been analyzed – synchronization with the Nordic power systems, synchronization with the networks of continental Europe as well as island operation of Baltic countries without synchronous ties with neighboring power systems. In the study all three possible synchronization scenarios has been compared in the timeframe of years 2025 and 2030.
The executive summary of the study "Integration of the Baltic States into the EU electricity system. A technical and economic analysis" can be found online in the publications web-page of European Union.