Deputy Energy Minister Egidijus Purlys, who took part in a BEMIP meeting in Brussels on Wednesday, told BNS that all countries agreed that that priority should be given to synchronization through Poland.
"The text of a memorandum of understanding (MoU)was discussed today and I am pleased that it sets synchronization with the Continental European networks via Poland as a priority option," he told BNS by telephone from Brussels.
According to Purlys, the text also provides for a study to be conducted by the Baltic and Polish power transmission system operators jointly with ENTSO-E to give answers to technical issues. The study should also show if one LitPol Link interconnection is secure enough for the synchronization of the Lithuanian, Latvia and Estonian grids.
The MoU will not specify how many interconnections there will be, the official said.
"We are not specifying this in detail. This will be up to the operators and ENTSO-E to do. ENTSO-E will carry out their assessment and will then say how many links will be needed, one or two, to ensure that security level," he said.
Poland says that a second LitPol Link connection would be difficult to build because of environmental requirements.
The three Baltic countries have agreed to disconnect their grids from the BRELL ring, which also includes Russia and Belarus, by 2025 and to synchronize them systems with the Western European system.
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