CEOs and other executives from the Transmission System Operators (TSOs) of the Baltic Sea countries met in Berlin to further intensify cooperation. The meeting was attended by AST (Latvia), Elering (Estonia), Energinet (Denmark), Fingrid (Finland), Litgrid (Lithuania), PSE (Poland), Statnett (Norway) and Svenska Kraftnät (Sweden).

The companies’ managers gave a positive assessment of how the critical supply situation last winter as a result of Russia’s war against Ukraine was jointly managed. For example, the TSOs helped each other across borders to mitigate potentially critical network situations in advance. Measures included the procurement of fuel for system-relevant power plants as well as the establishment of permanent monitoring.

At the meeting, TSO representatives from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania reported on the current status to synchronize with the continental European power grid by 2025. The TSOs reaffirmed their intention to cooperate even more closely to strengthen energy sovereignty and achieve climate change goals – and thus to integrate more and more electricity from wind and solar power into the grid infrastructure.

Chris Peeters, CEO of Elia Group, also attended the meeting as a guest. He reported on the North Sea Wind Energy Summit in Ostend on April 24 and what impetus it could also provide for development in the Baltic Sea.

Source: 50 Hertz