The Latvian transmission system operator JSC Augstsprieguma tīkls will pay 29.14 million EUR in dividends to the State


The revenue of the Latvian transmission system operator JSC "Augstsprieguma tīkls" (AST) in 2021 was 125.79 million EUR (in 2020 – 146.85 mil. EUR) and the profit – 54.85 mil. EUR (in 2020 – 9.99 mil. EUR), according to the AST Group's annual report for 2021 approved in the AST shareholders' general meeting. At the AST shareholders' general meeting, it was decided that EUR 29.14 mil. EUR of the profit will be paid in dividends to the State and 25.7 mil. EUR will be invested in the fixed capital of AST, taking into account the need to strengthen the country's energy security in the current geopolitical situation by allocating funds for the synchronization of the Baltic electricity transmission network with the continental European network.

"AST's profit mainly consists of dividends from its subsidiary JSC Conexus Baltic Grid in 2021, which were not collected for several years. In the current geopolitical situation, our priority is to increase the security of Latvia's electricity supply. We will be able to ensure this due to the decision to allocate a substantial portion of profits – EUR 25.7 million for fixed capital.

AST implements all necessary measures to ensure the continuity of electricity supply and Latvia's energetic independence," says Gunta Jēkabsone, Chairwoman of the Board of AST.

As of 31 December 2021, the Augstsprieguma tīkls Group (AST Group) is made up of a group of companies in which the parent company AST has a decisive influence and which includes the subsidiary Conexus, in which AST holds 68.46% of the shares. The principal activity of the AST Group is the provision of the functions of the electricity transmission system operator, effective management of assets of the transmission system, as well as the transmission and storage of natural gas. The revenue of the AST group in 2021 was 182.23 million EUR (in 2020 – 144.39 mil. EUR), but the profit for the reporting year – 10.1 mil. EUR (in 2020 – 65.36 mil. EUR), according to the approved report.

The revenue of AST in 2021 is 125.79 mil. EUR, including income from electric power transmission network services in the amount of 76.14 mil. EUR, representing 61% of AST's revenue. In 2021, 6,312 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of electricity were transmitted to AST users in Latvia, 6% more than in the previous year (5,961 GWh). Profit of AST from electricity transmission in 2021 was negatively affected by the sharp increase in the price of electricity from May 2021, which led to a significant increase in the costs associated with the provision of electricity transmission services. An impairment loss of 3.9 million EUR was recognized in the income statement after the revaluation of transmission assets was performed in accordance with international financial standards, which must be completed at least every five years. The impairment loss was not reflected in the unaudited annual report for 2021.

In 2021 the turnover of the natural gas transmission segment of the AST Group was 32.44 million EUR, profit before taxes was 8.29 mil. EUR, but the turnover of the natural gas storage segment was 24 mil. EUR and profit before taxes – 7.19 mil. EUR.

The financial statements of the AST Group are available on the AST website, in the section "Annual reports".