“The actual project for June is synchronization – specific and actual agreements will be signed,” Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis told the parliamentary Environmental Committee on Thursday.
The Energy Ministry confirmed to BNS that signing of the memorandum among countries of the Baltic Energy Market Interconnection Plan ( BEMIP ) was planned for June. After the European Commission’s Joint Research Center established that the most optimum synchronization scheme was via Poland rather than with Scandinavia via Finland, the BEMIP countries gave their approval but require a formal document.
Nevertheless, the document probably won’t stipulate whether synchronization of the Baltic states with Poland would be made via one or two links, an issue triggering the most heated discussions between Lithuania and Poland, which both say that a single line is enough, and Latvia and Estonia that demand construction of the second line. In Skvernelis’ words, the second line is not necessary.