Latvia’s natural gas transmission and storage system operator Conexus Baltic Grid and the Lithuanian TSO Amber Grid have carried out the necessary work to make the increased technical capacity of the interconnection point Kiemenai from Latvia to Lithuania available from 13 November 2023 instead of 1 January 2024 as previously planned.
As a result of the accelerated implementation of the Lithuania-Latvia Interconnection Capacity Increase Project (ELLI), the technical capacity of the Kiemenai interconnection point from 13 November 2023 is set at 90 gigawatt-hours per day (GWh/d) from Lithuania to Latvia with a possible dynamic increase to around 100 GWh/d, while from Latvia to Lithuania it is set at 82 GWh/d with a possible dynamic increase to around 100 GWh/d.
The ELLI project was launched in 2019 as a European project of common interest and involved the implementation of 17 sub-projects, resulting in an increase in the capacity of the Latvian-Lithuanian gas interconnector. The project has a deadline of the end of 2023. It is co-financed by the Connecting Europe Facility.