Latven­ergo: Latvia is the largest en­ergy ex­porter in Baltic States

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Latvia con­tin­ues ex­port­ing elec­tri­cal en­ergy pro­duced in the coun­try – as of Mon­day, 22 Jan­uary, it was 832 MW. Es­pe­cially in­ten­sive en­ergy pro­duc­tion is recorded for Dau­gava’s hy­dro-elec­tric power plants and Riga’s CHP plants. The largest im­port vol­ume is reg­is­tered for Lithua­nia, to which the amount of ex­ported en­ergy equals the amount con­sumed in Latvia, Latven­ergo ex­plains. Con­sump­tion of elec­tri­cal en­ergy in Latvia was ap­prox­i­mately 1,188 MW as of Mon­day, 22 Jan­uary. The largest por­tion of the balance of pro­duced elec­tric­ity is cov­ered by ther­mal power sta­tions – 968 MW. Hy­dro­elec­tric power plants are be­hind with 890 MW. Es­to­nia, with con­sump­tion of 1,373 MW, ex­ports 153 MW of en­ergy. Lithua­nia, on the other hand, im­ports 1,187 MW to sat­isfy its con­sump­tion rate of 1,894 MW.

Latven­ergo rep­re­sen­ta­tives say that in­te­gra­tion with the elec­tric­ity mar­ket of Nordic coun­tries and more rapid price equal­iza­tion has helped bring the price in Latvia close to the one in Fin­land.

On Mon­day, 22 Jan­uary, both pro­duc­tion blocks in TEC-1 and TEC-2 were turned on to sat­isfy de­mand. Elec­tri­cal en­ergy pro­duced by TEC cov­ers twothirds of the to­tal elec­tric­ity vol­ume Latven­ergo sells on the mar­ket. TEC-1 and TEC-2 to­gether are able to pro­duce almost as much en­ergy as needed to sat­isfy con­sump­tion in Latvia.

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