Baltic states aim for earlier electricity desynchronization date

Following talks in Rīga, Latvia and Estonia have reached an agreement with Lithuania to accelerate the three countries' desynchronization from the Soviet-era BRELL electricity grid, reported ERR News in Estonia July 25.

"According to the plan, the three Baltic countries would formally notify all parties of their departure from the BRELL grid in August 2024, and synchronization with the synchronous grid of Continental Europe — also known as Continental European Synchronous Area, or CESA — would occur in February 2025," said ERR News.

Synchronization had previously been slated to take place at the end of 2025.

Next, the three countries' respective system operators will finalize the technical details involved, following which the prime ministers of the three soveriegn states will make a final political decision.

Estonian Minister of Climate Kristen Michal said following a meeting with his Latvian and Lithuanian counterparts in Rīga that the three ministers' meeting was a sign of the Baltic countries' strong unified energy security policy.

"Although the Baltic countries don't buy electricity from or sell electricity to Russia, nor do we pay Russia for sharing a grid frequency, we're nonetheless historically physically linked to the aggressor state's electricity system, and under the current geopolitical circumstances, the Baltic countries are prepared to work hard together to move toward withdrawing from Russia's electricity system and joining the Continental European grid faster than initially planned," Michal said, according to ERR News.

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