PSE to Beef Up Power Grid
March 27, 2014
Poland’s grid operator Polskie Sieci Elektroenergetyczne (PSE) plans to invest zl.740 million in the country’s power supply network this year and a total of zl.7-8 billion by 2018.
The biggest projects being carried out by PSE aim to enlarge the national grid and build cross-border power links with Lithuania, Ukraine and Germany, increasing the security of power supplies as a result. The bulk of PSE’s zl.430 million spending this year will go on projects related to phase one of the link to Lithuania. If everything goes to plan, the power grids in Poland and Lithuania will be connected by the end of 2015. Around the same time, PSE plans to complete the assembly of phase shifting transformers on two power lines between Poland and Germany. The least advanced of PSE’s projects is work on reinstating a power link with Ukraine that was shut down in 1993.
Apart from power links with Germany, Poland also has cross-border links with the Czech Republic and Slovakia in the south. In the north of the country, an underwater cable connects Poland with Sweden.