At the end of June in Tallinn, representatives of electricity system operators from the Baltic Sea region discussed energy production and demand during the winter. The situation is unique in the context of the outbreak of war in Ukraine and the countries cutting off Russian fossil fuel imports.
As Finnish operator Fingrid explains, the disruption of gas supplies resulting from the war in Ukraine and the interruption of electricity trade with Russia have raised concerns about sufficient electricity volumes for the upcoming fall and winter of 2022-2023.
Baltic operators actively cooperate and exchange information on the fuel supply situation and its impact on the sufficiency of electricity production. We are talking about Elering from Estonia, AST from Latvia, Litgrid from Lithuania, Svenska kraftnät from Sweden, Statnett from Norway, Energinet from Denmark, Fingrid from Finland, PSE from Poland and 50Hertz from Germany.
To this end, a special group has been set up to analyze the situation in the context of the coming winter. Fingrid argues that regional cooperation and coordination are essential to operationally manage possible energy shortages.