Eesti Energia Joins Protest Against Inter RAO
Eesti Energia and other Baltic electricity suppliers say their transmission network operator is giving the Russian company Inter RAO an unfair competitive advantage.
The 12 Baltic companies all have to pay fees to use high-voltage power lines, but the fees have been waived for several months for Inter RAO, potentially allowing the company to lower its prices in the future, reported Postimees.
The chief strategist at Eesti Energia, Jaanus Arukaevu, said the conditions for using the power lines were changed in June. "Russian electricity suppliers have been allowed to sell electricity in the Baltic countries without having to pay fees for using the power lines. This is an unjustifiable advantage for suppliers of electricity produced outside of the European Union," said Arukaevu.