Litgrid, the operator of Lithuania’s electricity transmission system, has started the construction of the 330 kilovolts (kV) Vilnius-Neris transmission line. The new 81-kilometre-long overhead line will increase the stability of the electricity network in the region and will create conditions for the further development of the city and the district. The construction of the Vilnius-Neris power line is underway in preparation for the synchronisation with the grids of continental Europe.
“Due to the ever-increasing population of the capital and its surroundings, the growing need for electricity and the upcoming synchronisation with continental European networks, we are forming an electricity transmission ring around Vilnius,” commented Rokas Masiulis, head of Litgrid.
This ring will connect the Lithuanian power plants located in Elektrėnai, Trakai Vokė and Nemenčinė and it will include the creation of the substations in Vilnius and Neris.
“The new Vilnius-Neris line is one of the key parts of this node,” added Mr Masiulis. “After the synchronisation, after the disconnection of the lines with Belarus, Vilnius–Neris will ensure the reliability of the electricity network for the residents of the region and will also contribute to the security of the electricity system of the entire country.”
The construction of the Vilnius-Neris line is scheduled for completion in 2025. In total, Litgrid has already implemented 7 synchronisation projects.