Electricity transmission operator “Litgrid” signed an agreement with the winner of public procurement - “Kauno tiltai” and ABB concern on optimization and preparation of North East Lithuania electricity transmission network for synchronous operation with the continental European energy system.
Two 330 kV transformer substations in Ignalina and Utena will be reconstructed. Variable Shunt Reactor will be transferred from Ignalina NPP substation to 330 kV distribution facility in Elektrėnai and 750 Kv overhead tine that connects Ignalina NPP substation with Belarus will be dismantled. It is one of the largest reconstruction projects during the last decade, focused on the synchronization of the existing infrastructure. It is a project of national importance that will bring Lithuania closer to energy independence. The project is expected to be completed in spring 2021 with a total cost of 29 million EUR, 45% of it is financed by the EU Structural Funds.