In the Baltic Sea, the electric power interconnection from Sweden to Lithuania has been disconnected triggering emergency supplies and a probe in Lithuania, public broadcaster LRT reports quoting a statement by the Lithuanian power grid company Litgrid.
The submarine power cable with Sweden disconnected abruptly on Sunday, June 7, and emergency supplies were activated in Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia.
The company stated that the 400 MW generated by Kruonis hydroelectric storage plant and 100 MW supplied by Estonia and Latvia each are «enough to satisfy Lithuania’s needs». An specialist team has been established by Litgrid to investigate the reasons for the disruption. NordBalt, the power line connecting Nordic and Baltic countries, was last disconnected in autumn 2018 due to maintenance operations.