Lithuania Successfully Disconnected From the Russian Power Grid

by Meifan Honcharuk
Monday, April 24, 2023
Lithuania Successfully Disconnected From the Russian Power Grid

For 10 hours, the entire energy system of Lithuania consumed domestic, Swedish and Polish energy

With the beginning of Russian energy blackmail, the European Union began to develop plans for the disconnection of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia from the Russian energy grid. On April 22, within the framework of strengthening the state's energy security and synchronisation with the European system, the state energy provider Litgrid successfully conducted a planned 10-hour isolation from the Russian grid. Over time, the state's energy infrastructure used domestically produced electricity and also received support from Poland and Sweden.

"Lithuania is proud to announce the successful completion of a 10-hour shutdown of our power grid from Russia without any unplanned outages. This paves the way for a full and final disconnect next year," Gabrielius Landsbergis.

The European Union is investing €1 billion in the Baltic countries for their simultaneous isolation from the Russian network and the transition to a decentralised energy supply for their consumers. Lithuania is already ready to implement this plan next year, and Latvia and Estonia need a little more time.

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