New section: Synchronisation with Europe
The transmission system operators of the Baltic states are currently actively working on synchronising their operations with the European electric power system by 2025. In order to promote public understanding of the importance of such synchronisation, its main benefits and events, a new section was created on the AST website, called ‘Synchronisation with Europe’.
It is a well-known fact that the Baltic states have historically operated in synch with the electric power systems of Russia and Belarus. The origins of the idea to synchronise with the European grid go back as far as 2007, when the presidents of the Baltic states proposed the idea of investigating this possibility. Much preliminary work has been done to implement the project since then. The synchronisation of the Baltics with the European electric power networks is planned for 2025, and technical agreements have already been concluded between the transmission system operators of the Baltic states and Poland; corresponding decisions have also been adopted by the European Commission, which awarded co-financing in the amount of 75% of the project’s costs; positive decisions have been made by the governments of the Baltic states and Poland.