The current owners, Energinet.dk, Fingrid, Statnett and Svenska Kraftnät see the extension of ownership to the Baltic TSO´s as an important and natural step in the further process integration of the Baltic and Nordic electricity markets.

For the Baltic TSOs, the ownership of Nord Pool Spot is a strategic investment. It will enable participation in the decision-making process where the market interests of the respective Baltic countries are discussed. It allows the Baltic TSOs to contribute to the Nord Pool Spot corporate activities in development of the regional and European power market.

A well-functioning common power market in the Baltic area is one of the highest priorities of the BEMIP. Estonia has already been functioning as Nord Pool Spot bidding area, with day-ahead market (Elspot) and intraday market (Elbas) established.  After adoption of the new Law on Electricity in Lithuania in January, the legal background for the establishment of the Nord Pool Spot Lithuanian bidding area is in place. Agreement on Power Exchange Operation in the Republic of Lithuania between Litgrid and Nord Pool Spot has also been signed. The launch of the Lithuanian bidding area is intended 18 June 2012. In Latvia, the certification procedure of AST as an Independent System Operator is to be completed this year. A project with Nord Pool Spot has been initiated towards launching a Latvian bidding area.



For more information, please contact:

Statnett
Executive Vice President Bente Hagem,  +47 913 547 20

Svenska Kraftnät
Head of press and communication, Maria Jäderberg, +46 8 478 80 10

Fingrid
Fingrid/ Executive Vice President Juha Kekkonen,  +358 40 560 5274
Development Manager Juha Hiekkala, + 358 40 553 9898

Energinet.dk
Vice President, Electricity Market Søren Dupont Kristensen, +45 76 22 44 34