Baltic: Officials discuss speeding up power grid synchronisation project

Senior officials from the Baltic states, Poland, and the European Commission met in Brussels and pledged to accelerate the synchronisation of the Baltic electricity grids with the continental European system, ERR reports. The current deadline for the synchronisation project is at the end of 2025. Timo Tatar, undersecretary of Estonia’s Ministry of Environment, said that the officials agreed to work on details of a potential earlier date, which could then be discussed on the political level at the end of July 2023, Tatar said. Experts from Estonia, Latvia, and the European Commission estimated that the synchronisation date could be brought forward to the beginning of 2025. Lithuania assured that it had no plans to disconnect independently from the Russian-controlled BRELL power grid.