The transmission system operators of the Baltic Sea region are actively cooperating and sharing information on the security and the electricity supply situation in the region. Should there be concrete restrictions on the availability of electricity, the transmission system operators will cooperate to minimize effects for electricity users. A joint expert group is analyzing the adequacy situation in the Baltic Sea region, especially in order to identify cross-border impacts and dependencies.
As pointed out in the recently published early insights for the 2022/2023 Winter Outlook from the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity, ENTSO-E, the energy market faces higher adequacy risk and overall lower margins compared to recent winter periods, especially in January and February. In the Baltic Sea region, under dry scenarios adequacy risks emerge in Southern Sweden, Southern Norway and East Denmark. In low nuclear scenario adequacy risks substantially increase in Southern Sweden and in Finland, which is relying on imports.
The leaders of Baltic Sea transmission system operators jointly express their common understanding and warn electricity users about risks on electricity adequacy of the region. The transmission system operators are ready to work in cooperation to facilitate electricity adequacy and provide each other the necessary information as well as system services to reduce risks.
Despite the already declining demand of the electricity in the region, the leaders advise electricity users to continue energy saving. Saving target of 10% gross electricity consumption has been agreed among the EU countries as the most appropriate tool to lower energy price and to avoid restrictions on the availability of electricity.
Baltic Sea Electricity Transmission System operators are Elering, AST, Litgrid, Svenska kraftnät, Statnett, Energinet, Fingrid, PSE and 50Hertz.