New energy connection links Poland and Lithuania

Litgrid, the Lithuanian electricity transmission system operator, has completed the LitPol Link extension project between Poland and Lithuania.

The LitPol Link will enable the import and export of electricity from Lithuania to Poland. Litgrid, together with PSE the Polish grid operator, plans to test synchronous operation via the LitPol Link, in case synchronisation is necessary before 2025.

“From 2025, the LitPol link will be a gateway for all three Baltic countries to connect their power systems with their European partners,” Rokas Masiulis, CEO of Litgrid said. He added that this is a key guarantee for the energy security of all four countries, including Poland.

The extension of the LitPol Link is one of 15 projects designed to connect Baltic countries to the European grid and synchronous operations with Poland, Germany and other European countries. The projects also include constructing a subsea cable power line called “Harmony Link”, connecting Poland and Lithuania.

The total cost of the LitPol Link extension project is EUR 22.5 million, partially financed by the EU's Connecting Europe Facility.