Polish Briefing 30 March, 2018 9:00 am   
COMMENTS: Mateusz Gibała

Polish Briefing: Synchronization in proceeding according to the plan. Naimski’s US tour

What goes on in Poland on the 30th of March.

Naimski’s US tour

Representatives of the Polish government completed a few-day visit to the United States. Its fruit is the Gaz-System agreements with the local LNG sector. Government Plenipotentiary for strategic energy infrastructure Piotr Naimski also held a number of important meetings.

From March 19 to 22, Minister Naimski was in the USA. He spoke, among others, with Dan Brouilette, deputy secretary of the US Department of Energy, William Silkworth, deputy assistant secretary of state for energy diplomacy, director of Europe in the Department of Energy and Natural Resources of the State Department, and Matthew Haarsager, advisor to the US president for global economics and finances.

Naimski also spoke with senators John Barrosso, James Lankford, Ron Johnson, Paul Gosar, Joe Barton, Steve Russell, John Shimkus, Gene Green and Kevin Cramer. The minister also talked with representatives of the Atlantic Council and CSIS – these are prominent American think tanks.

Tchórzewski: Synchronization is proceeding according to the plan

– Polish-Estonian energy cooperation is accompanied by a positive atmosphere and thanks to that it is easier for us to jointly face important challenges for energy security in the region – said Minister Krzysztof Tchórzewski summing up the interview with Estonia’s Minister of Economy and Infrastructure Kadri Simson. A meeting on cooperation between the two countries in the field of energy, in which Michał Michnik, Undersecretary of State in the European Union took part, and the Government Plenipotentiary for Strategic Energy Infrastructure Piotr Naimski, took place on March 28, 2018 in Warsaw.

Minister Krzysztof Tchórzewski reminded that the work on the second stage of analyzing the parallel operation of the Baltic Sea system systems with the Polish system and frequency analyzes concerning the Baltic states is just about to come to an end. – Everything is going according to plan, I hope that the results will give answers to a number of key questions and the political decision on the integration of power systems in Poland, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia will be able to meet during the summer meeting of prime ministers of our countries with the President of the European Commission – he noted. Referring to the issue of carrying out the synchronization, he stressed that the European Commission has a key role to play in the matter of the necessary desynchronization of these systems from the IPS / UPS system. It is also important to regulate the future links of the Baltic Sea system systems with third countries. He emphasized the key role of the Polish power market, which is necessary for the security of energy supply in Poland, but could also, to a certain extent, support the Baltic States.