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Litgrid gives go-ahead for Lithuania-Poland power interconnection

Lithuanian electricity transmission system operator Litgrid has signed an agreement with A. Žilinskio ir Ko, for the reconstruction and expansion works of the 330 kV switchyard of the Alytus transformer substation in Lithuania.

The switchyard’s reconstruction is part of a project to build the interconnection LitPol Link between Lithuanian and Poland. The preliminary value of the project is put at LTL 1,281m (€371m). The complex reconstruction of the Alytus transformer substation will be completed by the end of 2015, when LitPol Link will be connected to the Lithuanian electricity transmission system.

Litgrid is implementing strategic Lithuanian energy projects. The Lithuania-Poland interconnection LitPol Link will link the electricity systems of the three Baltic States and the electricity transmission infrastructures of Western Europe, and create conditions for the integration of electricity markets and improve the competition of market players. LitPol Link will operate at capacity of 500 MW by the end of 2015.

Source: 2 October 2013