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Litgrid and LitPol Link
Litgrid and LitPol Link
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While constructing the first electricity transfer line of LitPol Link, Poland has faced such difficulties that the country is unwilling to construct a second such line, biznesalert.pl claims, citing the head of the Polish electricity transfer operator PSE Eryk Kłossowski. Poland has proposed an alternative to the Baltic States – a maritime power transfer line, rather than a terrestrial one. The Managing Director of the Lithuanian electricity transfer operator Litgrid Daivis Virbickas says such adjustments can be considered and should not have any direct impact on the electricity transfer system synchronisation project.

“The construction of LitPol Link 1 in Masuria and Sudovia has been challenging due to both natural and ecological factors. It was very difficult, thus it is hard to imagine the construction of a second such power line in the same place,” the head of PSE says.

According to him, adding an extra transfer line alongside the currently constructed one will not improve the security of system synchronisation, but will cause a number of problems in the project’s investment stage.

“Our market research has not shown any marked advantage in building a terrestrial power line,” E. Kłossowski states.

Changing to a maritime power line

The second electricity link with Poland was planned from Marijampolė to the Lithuanian-Polish border. Now the Polish PSE have proposed an alternative – a maritime power line from Vladislavov to Klaipėda.

According to E. Kłossowski, this proposal was presented to the Lithuanian power grid operator Litgrid. He explains that the technical parameters of such a power line have yet to be decided, but it is clear that in the case of synchronising the Baltic States’ power transfer systems with those of continental Europe a second power line may be needed.

While some energetics experts find the maritime link a dubious choice, both Polish and Lithuanian representatives say the two options are equally secure and should have no direct influence on the synchronisation of power transfer systems.

“The submarine link is equivalent to the terrestrial one, however it does not cause any further problems typically caused by terrestrial links,” E. Kłossowski says.

Meanwhile the Managing Director of Litgrid Daivis Virbickas says that the maritime link proposed by PSE could be considered as an alternative for better power transfers between Poland, Lithuania and all the Baltics.

“It should have no direct impact on the synchronisation of electricity transfer systems.
The need for such a link and the decision to implement such a project could be dictated by the Baltic States’ growing demand for electricity and the cost and benefit analysis of the project. During the project’s analysis we would also need to consider the potential for connecting wind power plant parks to such a maritime connection,” he said to LRT.lt.

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