The three electricity system operators of the Baltics, the Estonian Elering, Latvia AST and the Lithuanian Litgrid have founded the joint company Baltic RCC, whose main function is to provide services for system operators in order to reinforce supervision over the operating security of the electricity system. The Baltic RCC will commence its everyday activities in the second half of this year.
“This gives consumers the confidence that the security of supply is ensured in the entire region based on joint principles and an equally high standard,” said Taavi Veskimägi, Chairman of the Management Board of Elering. “It is especially important considering the disconnection from the Russian electricity system regardless of whether it takes place as planned in 2026 or, extraordinarily, much earlier.”
The owners of Elering, AST and Litgrid have equal shareholding in Baltic RCC, while representatives from all Baltic States belong to the supervisory board and management board. The centre will be managed by the three system operators on a rotating basis.
Thus, regional coordination centres will be developed that will focus on the bigger picture. This will allow finding common traits in the management of energy systems and optimising everyday work processes, thereby increasing the operating security of energy systems in all three Baltic States.