Next step: the Baltic countries as fully-fledged members of the European power system
After two new power links with the West were installed, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia remained as the isolated energy island of the EU in the sense of system control and operational work. The top priority of the Baltic countries is to change the rules for how the 50 Hz frequency of power system is controlled. At present the Baltic countries’ power systems operate in the IPS/UPS synchronous area with a principal dispatcher center based in Moscow, within the power ring of Belarus, Russia, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania (BRELL). Reorienting the power systems of the Baltic countries to working with the networks of Western Europe will create new opportunities for competition in the power markets. In light of the geopolitical situation east of the EU synchronization will strengthen the security of power supply. The common goal of the Baltic countries is to control their power systems in accordance with uniform and transparent European rules.