Baltic countries got rid of dependence on Russian energy


The Baltic States start getting energy independence 25 years after the secession from the USSR. Related commercial operations should have begun on December 9 but was postponed due to a fire that occurred near the Swedish energy station.

This is the final test step before starting the bond, reports the company Litgrid.

“Poland and Lithuania have the latest bond that strengthens economic security, allows to import energy if needed, and additionally provides the ability to secure the transit of electricity between Eastern and Western Europe,” – declared the head of the Polish electricity networks Henrik Mayhrzak.

“Lithuania-Poland” is the first energy bridge that connects the Baltic States with the EU.

“Russian fear factor will come to end, as well as fear factor for Russian gas after the launch of the LNG terminal,” – said the Minister.

Russia has become one of the largest foreign suppliers of electricity to Lithuania: according to online resource Estfeed, in the last months of the 2015 Russian Federation covers almost half of the needs of the republic in electricity.

“Now we can buy electricity in Poland, Sweden, Russia, or Latvia and Estonia – it all depends on the price.”