Russia and EU agree to develop BRELL energy ring

Russia and EU agree to develop BRELL energy ring
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On the 25th of November, the development of an intergovernmental agreement on the BRELL energy ring was agreed by Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak and Vice-President of the European Commission in charge of Energy Union Maros Sefcovic, TASS reports on Friday.

The BRELL energy ring connects Belarus, Russia, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. In 2001 these five countries signed an Agreement on Parallel Operation of the Power Systems. The countries formed a BRELL loop and committed that their high voltage power transmission networks will operate synchronously as a single system.

Apart from that, following the meeting, the Russian Energy Minister said that the matters concerning cooperation on nuclear energy sector had also been discussed. The parties came to the conclusion to set up a working group for that purpose.