Posted: 13.09.2023 13:59:00

EU warns of winter electricity shortages

The European Union will face electricity shortages next winter – as warned by Anna Lukaszewska-Trzeciakowska, the Polish Government Plenipotentiary for Strategic Energy Infrastructure, RIA Novosti reports


During a conversation with the PAP news agency, Anna Lukaszewska-Trzeciakowska was asked to answer the question of what type of energy the EU will have the most significant problems with in winter.

“Electricity, I think,” she said.

The speaker also added, “The decision of our western neighbours to shut down all nuclear power plants ahead of schedule was more of a political and ideological than a practical decision, so they have a problem of lack of electricity. Thus, the whole of Europe will have less power in the system.”

Anna Lukaszewska-Trzeciakowska is confident that Poland is likely to be affected by such problems to a lesser extent than other EU member states.

“Electricity will probably be a hot topic this winter, but not in Poland. We’re ready for the situation if something happens in the Baltic States, e.g., accelerated desynchronisation with the Russian system. They decided to synchronise with the European system in 2025, but if it happens that one of the Baltic States gets out of sync and the Baltics have to be urgently synchronised, then we are ready for this,” the speaker noted.