Baltic system operators will launch a joint company focusing on operating security in July
The electricity system operators of the Baltics – Elering, AST from Latvia and Litgrid from Lithuania – founded the joint company Baltic RCC OÜ on Tuesday that will commence everyday activities from the second half-year. The main function of the joint company is to provide services to system operators in order to reinforce supervision over the operating security of the electricity system.
Regional coordination centres that focus on the bigger picture 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.
“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. 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,” said Taavi Veskimägi, Chairman of the Management Board of Elering.
The owners of Elering, AST and Litgrid have equal shareholding in Baltic RCC. Representatives from all Baltic States belong to the supervisory board and management board of the Estonian-registered company. The centre will be managed by the three system operators on a rotating basis.
Baltic RCC is one of six regional coordination centres operating in Europe that must cooperate in order to ensure the observation of the same principles regarding the assessment of operating security in all of Europe. For example, Nordic RCC – being created by the system operators of the Nordics – will also commence activities this year in Copenhagen.