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Estonia does not support synchronization between Lithuania, Poland

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Ando Leppiman, deputy secretary general for matters of energy at the Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, said that Estonia cannot accept the uncertain and expensive solution when it comes to the synchronization of the electricity network of the Baltic countries with continental Europe.

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He added that Estonia does not support the agreement between Lithuania and Poland, informs LETA/BNS.

"Estonia's standpoint has not changed, we support a technical solution, which has been suggested by research commissioned by the European Commission.

"As this is a project first and foremost concerning energy security, it is not possible to agree to incomplete solutions, which are more expensive for consumers and technically uncertain," Leppiman told BNS.

Leppiman said that even though there is no agreement between all Baltic countries and Poland, the countries are still preparing for resynchronization. "The lack of agreement when it comes to the technical solution of the synchronization will not hinder moving forward with the creation of capability to be ready for situations in which the Baltic countries would have to cope independently. In that regard, there is agreement between the Baltic countries and activities are underway," he said.

Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis on Tuesday said he has secured firm Polish support to the synchronization of electricity grid with continental Europe via the existing power link, however, the remaining two Baltic states are still doubtful about the possibility.

Estonian Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure Kadri Simson has said that at least two LitPol Link interconnections are necessary for the synchronization of the Baltic energy systems with continental Europe via Poland to ensure the system's reliability.

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