Closer cooperation, dialogue and joint energy planning initiatives are necessary elements, if the electricity system in the Baltic Sea Region is to develop in an economically and environmentally sustainable fashion; thus avoiding expensive, isolated solutions that are primarily driven by local demands for improved security of energy supply. This is particularly true when looking at the relationship between the EU countries and their Russian neighbour in the Baltic Sea Region. This is one of the overall conclusions of the report “Sustainable Energy Scenarios – Energy Perspectives for the Kaliningrad Region as an Integrated Part of the Baltic Sea Region”, which has been prepared by Ea Energy Analyses and Baltic Development Forum (BDF).
The report has been prepared with support from the sponsors, the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Information Office in Kaliningrad.
Together with the Baltic Development Forum, Ea Energy Analyses previously conducted a study on enhanced regional energy cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region. In Phase 1, the study gives a brief overview of the energy situation in the Baltic Sea Region and presents two general scenarios for the energy and transport sectors to comply with the strategic energy and climate goals. In Phase 2, detailed scenario analyses of the electricity and district heating markets have been made. The study is a multi-client study, financed by the Nordic Council of Ministers, the Nordic Council, the Baltic Development Forum and the Mads Clausen Foundation, Danfoss.