Towards Lithuanian energy independence
Energy independence. LitPol Link

The Lithuanian energy market has probably undergone the most of changes during the period of independence. The decommissioning of Lithuania’s power giant Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant (INPP) has turned Lithuania from electricity exporter into its importer. The INPP shutdown has also contributed to higher energy prices and more rapid integration of the Lithuanian power grid with the EU power market. The NordBalt and LitPol links have become symbols of this integration.

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Energy independence. NordBalt link

As soon as the engineers had moved away from the equipment of NordBalt, a Swedish-Lithuanian power link, and taken their seats at the Litgrid control panel, the electricity price dropped by 14 percent over a week from 18 February. Representatives of Litgrid, the operator of the Lithuanian power transmission system, have also stated in their report that this year the prices in the Lithuanian market are even by 33% lower compared to the last year’s indicators.

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Energy independence. LNG terminal

The natural gas supply system has a very significant role in the energy sector of the country. Using a network of gas trunk and distribution pipelines, natural gas is supplied to industrial enterprises, power plants and boiler houses, services sector and household consumers of Lithuania’s big cities and most regional centres. Until 2015 natural gas was supplied from Russia to Lithuania by a 1 200 mm diameter gas pipeline running through Belarus from the trunk line Yamal-Western Europe.

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