The Baltic States should disconnect from the Russian-controlled BRELL power grid and synchronise with the European system as planned by the end of 2025, Kalle Kilk, CEO of Estonia’s electricity transmission system operator, Elering, stated, Postimees reports. Kilk noted that Russia provided the Baltic States with grid balancing services. Disconnecting from the Russian grid now would entail additional costs, he pointed out. For Lithuania, the benefits of disconnecting from the Russian system were “not technical, but visual,” Kilk said. “Lithuania was trying to weigh the political value against our technical assessment,” he stated. Lithuania wants to speed up the synchronisation of the Baltic power grids with continental Europe.