The Balts are on the verge of a power shortage after disconnecting from Russia


The shortage of electricity in the Baltics will become apparent after the planned disconnection from the single power grid with Russia, according to the Latvian website Baltic News Network, citing the annual report of the local energy operator Augstsprieguma tīkls (AST).


The general trend in the electricity system of the Baltic states is the gradual replacement of large, centralized and easily managed thermal power plants with unstable power generation. In particular, after the planned disconnection from Russia, there will be quite expected risks if investments are not made to increase reserve capacities

- quotes the publication of the words of the chairman of the board of AST Varis Boks.

He also said that "we should especially focus on the long-term transition period after the disconnection of the Baltic states from the BRELL energy system and the subsequent synchronization with the European energy system."

Over the past few years, the Baltic states have seen a decline in electricity production. One of the main reasons for this is environmental policy EU and CO2 Tariffs. This trend is expected to continue in the coming years, according to the AST report.

For example, Estonia's coal-fired power plants, which produced half of the electricity in the Baltic States, last year produced half as much electricity as in 2018. As a result, the Baltics will depend on electricity imports to maintain balance.

In general, for the next decade in Latvia and other Baltic countries a significant electricity shortage is expected: almost half of the main thermal power plants will be shut down.

According to current forecasts, after 2030, the Baltics will no longer be able to ensure the safe operation of the energy system.

It is worth noting that the European Union is pushing to close not only thermal power plants in the Baltics. In 2009, in Lithuania, neighboring Latvia, the operation of the Ignalina NPP was stopped, which had operated for less than 30 years and provided 70% of the electricity consumed in the republic. An attempt to replace it with a new nuclear power plant built according to European technology, ended in complete collapse - construction did not even begin.

Instead, the Baltic Tigers, among other things, are planning to switch to green, in particular, wind energy.
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  1. Pete mitchell Offline Pete mitchell
    Pete mitchell (Pete Mitchell) 13 October 2020 09: 39
    +5
    You don't need to disturb them, just step aside and look. If the stories with the Ventspils pipe, the Latvian Railways and the Tallinn Alyosha did not teach them anything, then they should not be hindered.
    1. Aleksey Glotov Offline Aleksey Glotov
      Aleksey Glotov (alexey glotov) 14 October 2020 08: 53
      0
      The forest brothers played out in the war with Russia.
  2. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 13 October 2020 09: 50
    0
    How awful it will be to live there ... then everyone is moving to us ...
  3. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 13 October 2020 10: 38
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    This Baltic region has been "bending over" for 30 years already. Now here is 2030 Can help them? Don't want to depend on Russia? Disable and not wait for 2030? It's a shame to watch them suffer.
  4. Dmitry S. Offline Dmitry S.
    Dmitry S. (Dmitry Sanin) 13 October 2020 15: 55
    +2
    Let the wind turbines set up and blow in them, always wearing masks!
  5. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 13 October 2020 15: 58
    +2
    For example, coal-fired power plants in Estonia

    - Horrible! But what about the girl Greta? What about hydrogen engines?
  6. Kuramori Reika Offline Kuramori Reika
    Kuramori Reika (Kuramori Reika) 13 October 2020 16: 03
    +3
    Russia received sufficient financial resources from these poor parasites, but they lost their shores and Russia decided that a couple of paper bills were not worth it to continue to nurture a blood enemy on its borders. The Balts can jump for joy, no transit, no energy, no trade, complete independence with an empty bowl in their hands. Of course, now this is not so clearly visible, but these countries have no economic future and present. It won't be long before they finally turn into a filthy beggar boarding house.
  7. Sergey A_2 Offline Sergey A_2
    Sergey A_2 (Siberian Yuzhanin) 13 October 2020 21: 34
    0
    Selling generator, pedal laughing and light and health.
  8. isofat Online isofat
    isofat (isofat) 13 October 2020 22: 08
    +1
    It is they who are fighting communism. Soviet power was abolished and electrification was taken up.

    PS. Make the foolish one pray to God ...
  9. 123 Online 123
    123 (123) 14 October 2020 00: 56
    +1
    “We should especially focus on the long-term transition period after the disconnection of the Baltic states from the BRELL energy system (electric ring of Belarus, Russia, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania - approx. Trans.) And the subsequent synchronization with the energy system of Europe».

    It will be difficult because such does not exist in nature.
  10. boriz Offline boriz
    boriz (boriz) 14 October 2020 12: 34
    +1
    For example, Estonia's coal-fired power plants, which produced half of the electricity in the Baltic States, last year produced half as much electricity as in 2018.

    Maybe you meant the Estonian state district power station, which operates on oil shale? Otherwise, this point is not mentioned in the article. The EU, after all, forced Estonia to close the shale generation. And, at the same time, subsidies from the EU are canceled. And after all, Estonia has always stood out from the Tribalts precisely by the excess generation of electricity precisely due to this state district power station and its own oil shale production .. Now it will depend on the purchase of electricity. Accordingly, prices for it will rise, and the rest will follow.
    And this is fraught. Oil shale is located in the east of Estonia, in the province of Ida Virumaa. There is a very large percentage of Russians. Such a small Donbass. This province (during independence) has always been less developed than the national average. Independent Estonia did not want to develop the Russian-speaking region. Unemployment has always been high. Now, with the closure of mines and state district power stations, unemployment will increase even more. How it will end is a big question.
    For example, in Sillamäe, 87,5% of the population are Russians and only 4.8% are Estonians. Moreover, out of 12 people in the population, almost 000 are citizens of the Russian Federation. They worked in the mines and at the state district power station. My cousin has worked at the mine all his adult life. He lives in Sillamäe. True, he has been retired for a long time, but what will happen to pensions in this situation?
    And I wonder when the mass demonstrations of the population will begin, how the police will pacify the riots, knowing that every second person is a citizen of the Russian Federation. Yes, on the night of the Bronze Soldier, a citizen of the Russian Federation was killed, but a lot of time has passed since then, the situation in the world and the position of Russia have changed. How will it look now?