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Lithuania-Poland power link starts regular operations

Staff writer ▼ | February 5, 2016
LitPol Link, a power interconnection between Lithuania and Poland which was completed last year in a project worth 370 million euros, has started regular operations.
LitPol Link
Energy transfer   A project worth 370 million euros is now live
The interconnection was initially scheduled to enter the regular operating mode in January.

“Long phase of preparation, testing and evaluation has ended and the new power link is now an integral part of energy system,” said Daivis Virbickas, CEO of the Lithuanian electricity transmission system operator.

From December 9, the interconnection operated on trial mode aimed to thoroughly assess its operation under different conditions and its response to changes in various parameters.

Rolandas Zukas, CEO of Litgrid’s largest single shareholder Epso-G, earlier said that a longer-than-expected period of testing enabled to better assess the operation of the interconnection and to ensure its smooth functioning in the future.

Meanwhile, Litgrid also said that the global technology company ABB, which had supplied HVDC converters built in Alytus, had handed over their management and supervision to Tinklo Prieziuros Centras (Network Maintenance Center, TPC), a subsidiary of Litgrid.

The 500-MW interconnection LitPol Link, worth around 370 million euros, is the first electricity link between the technologically different grids of Lithuania and Western Europe. Its construction was financed by the European Union,Litgrid and Poland’s PSE.