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Please join the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center for a public event on the Geopolitics of Electricity Security in Northeast Europe, taking place virtually on June 28th at 11:00 AM EDT. Electricity diversification is the new frontier for energy sovereignty in the Baltic States, as the region currently relies on the lingering connection to the old Soviet energy grid—which has sustained Russian influence in Northeast Europe. High-level speakers from the US, Lithuania, and Latvia will discuss the current state of electricity security in the region. Ambassador Richard Morningstar, founding chairman of the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center, will moderate the discussion.

The expert panel will also address the complexity and urgency of the region’s forthcoming synchronization with the EU electricity grid and how this interconnectivity could unlock greater renewable energy integration. Most importantly, the speakers will outline key opportunities for US engagement in resolving these key issues and bolstering energy security in the region.  

Please join this conversation via the web application Zoom, which is accessible through your web browser, the Zoom desktop or mobile app, and by phone. If you wish to join the question and answer period, you must join by app or web. Please register below to receive further information on how to join the virtual audience.

Agenda

Opening remarks by

Amb. Richard Morningstar
Founding Chairman, Global Energy Center
Atlantic Council

Keynote address by

H.E. Albinas Zananavičius
Vice Minister of Energy
Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Lithuania

A conversation with

Dr. Reinis Aboltins
Researcher
Riga Technical University

Andrea Lockwood 
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Africa, Middle East, Europe and Eurasia, Office of International Affairs
US Department of Energy

Liutauras Varanavicius
Strategy Department Director
Litgrid AB

H.E. Albinas Zananavičius
Vice Minister of Energy
Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Lithuania

Moderated by

Amb. Richard Morningstar
Founding Chairman, Global Energy Center
Atlantic Council

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