NATO Energy Safety Excellence Centre organizes training

NATO Energy Safety Excellence Centre together with the unified natural gas transmission and storage system operator JSC "Conexus Baltic Grid” (Conexus) organizes the international working session in Riga from 26-28 March. The aim of the session is the planning of critical energy infrastructure protection training "Coherent Resilience 2019” that takes place in Vilnius in this May.

The principal aim of the training "Coherent Resilience 2019” will be assessing the solidarity mechanism of gas supply of European Union and to review the national prevention action plans and emergency action plans by focusing on implementation thereof at regional level. Besides, the training is focused on application of cross-border and crisis communication procedures and importance of cyber safety in energy sector. Representatives from responsible ministries and public services commission, operators of gas transmission systems, distributors, consumers, civil protection services from Baltic Countries, Finland and Poland will participate in the training.

Zane Kotāne, Chairwoman of the Board of JSC "Conexus Baltic Grid” informs: "This training is a very good example for interaction among sector participants, policy-makers and decision-makers and their ability to act proactively. The training allows identify the risks and the homework to be done and highlights the capacity and experience of each involved party which can be unites and relied on in a potential crisis situation."

The work meeting of three days is anticipated for preparatory conference, and elaboration of practical table practice scenario that is devoted to crisis action if it affects an infrastructure object of strategic importance.   It is planned also that the participants visit Inčukalns Underground Gas Storage. The session is chaired by NATO Energy Safety Excellence Centre and Common Research Centre of European Commission.

About AS “Conexus Baltic Grid”

JSC "Conexus Baltic Grid” is the unified natural gas transmission and storage operator in Latvia. The company was established in December 2016 when JSC "Latvijas Gāze” was reorganized due to the approach of liberalization of the Latvian gas market on 3 April 2017, in accordance with the principles of regulated market established by the European Union Gas Directive and the Cabinet of Ministers. JSC "Conexus Baltic Grid" was handed over the natural gas infrastructure: the unified natural gas transmission system and Inčukalns underground gas storage.