For the first time electricity flowed through the wires of Lithuanian-Polish interconnection LitPol Link. These first tests of power line stretching from Elk to Alytus aimed to check whether the line is ready for power transmission.
The border crossing part of the power bridge between Poland and Lithuania has been completed. Wires were successfully stretched between the 400kV overhead line pylons located at the opposite sides of the border. The LitPol Link power interconnection works are approaching completion, the link will be operational in three months.
Builders of power bridge between Poland and Lithuania have started counting the last 100 days to project’s completion. Today, on 24th of September, progress of “LitPol Link” was assessed by the Minister of Energy Rokas Masiulis. After visiting construction sites minister has concluded that this important connection will be finished on time.
An international open air artistic workshop "Light Factor" for students of Łódź University of Technology (Poland) and Vilnius Academy of Arts (Lithuania) was finished with a great success. The workshop was concluded by an international debate on Poland-Lithuanian cooperation, culture and geopolitics in which participated art students, university professors, politicians and local community representatives both from Poland and Lithuania, titled: “Building bridges and creating positive energy between Poland and Lithuania through the collaboration of artistic communities, business organizations and local authorities”.
Common Lithuanian-Polish energy sector projects will benefit not only the two countries, but the entire region by contributing to better security of supply and deeper integration of energy markets. Such vision is shared by Litgrid CEO Daivis Virbickas in Krynica Economic Forum.
One of the key components of the electricity interconnection with Poland LitPol Link - the 330 kV switchyard at the Alytus transformer substation was completed in the beginning of September. As soon as LitPol Link starts operating, the switchyard will become the crossroad of the power flows between Lithuania and Poland.