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E-DISTRIBU?IE MUNTENIA INVESTED OVER 24 MILLION LEI FOR BUILDING TWO HIGH VOLTAGE POWER LINES IN BUCHAREST

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E-Distribu?ie Muntenia has invested 24.35 million lei in building two new underground high voltage power lines in Bucharest, in order to increase the capacity of the grid and enhance the quality of the distribution service and the safety of the energy supply for over 100.000 customers in central and northern areas of city.

Thus, E-Distribu?ie Muntenia finalized, at the beginning of this year, the project for the complete replacement of the 110 kV high-voltage underground power line that provides the connection between the Bucharest Nord and Bucharest Center power stations, both belonging to E-Distribu?ie Muntenia. The transmission capacity of the line has been increased more than twice, from 76 MVA (Mega Volt Amper) to 180 MVA, enhancing the operational reliability of the distribution network as well as the ability to connect future new customers from the central and northern areas of the Capital. The line has a length of 3.1 km, while the investment amounted to 6.55 million lei.

Also, E-Distribu?ie Muntenia has put in function a new 110kV underground power line linking Fundeni power station (belonging to the transport operator) with Bucharest Nord power station. This new 10.27 kilometers line, provides a particularly important connection between the Southern and Eastern areas of Bucharest, allowing the rapid supply of consumers from the two areas of the distribution network in the case of a network unavailability in the transmission operator's installations. The investment amounted to 17.8 million lei, including the financing for the construction of the 110kV cells for the connection to the high voltage busbar in the mentioned station of the transport system operator.

E-Distribu?ie Muntenia’s power stations Bucharest North and Bucharest Centre serve together about 105,000 customers, including residential customers, as well as central and local institutions of the Romanian State (ministries, city halls, hospitals), and diplomatic institutions.

The projects are part of a broad investment plan developed by E-Distributie companies in Romania in order to improve the quality of services offered to customers, by modernizing and refurbishing the power stations, improving the distribution network and implementing the Enel Group's environmental standards.

The 2019 – 2021 investment plan for high-voltage lines in the capital comprises works amounting to 50 million lei for projects to replace lines and increase transmission capacity. Thus, E-Distributie Muntenia will continue to invest in the underground power lines (110 kV) Nord-Grozavesti, Grozavesti-Razoare, Fundeni-Pipera (circuit 2), Razoare-Militari and Militari-Grozavesti. The routes of these lines amount to about 23 km.

Due to the investments in grid modernisation, the three E-Distributie companies from Muntenia Sud, Banat and Dobrogea have been leading for many years the top of the electricity distribution operators in Romania. According to ANRE official reports for 2017, the SAIDI index for E-Distributie Muntenia was 145 minutes, the best in the country, the national average being 283.9 minutes. E-Distributie Dobrogea and Banat also had performances below the national average, with the SAIDI index of 185 minutes and 259 minutes, respectively.

Enel is a multinational power company and a leading integrated player in the global power, gas and renewables markets. It is one of Europe’s largest utility and figures among Europe’s leading power companies in terms of installed capacity and reported EBITDA. The Group is present in over 30 countries worldwide, producing energy with around 89 GW of managed capacity. Enel distributes electricity through a network of over 2.2 million kilometres, and with around 73 million business and household end users globally, the Group has the largest customer base among its European peers. Enel’s renewables arm Enel Green Power already manages around 43 GW of wind, solar, geothermal and hydropower plants in Europe, the Americas, Africa, Asia and Australia.

Enel Romania is a leading private investor in energy, with operations in power distribution and supply as well as renewable energy production, active on the local market since 2005. The company has 3,100 employees and around 3 million business and household end users in the country. The E-Distributie companies operate a network of around 128,000 kilometres in three key areas of the country: Muntenia Sud (including Bucharest), Banat and Dobrogea, accounting for one third of Romania’s electricity distribution market, and are developing an investment programme aimed at securing a proper service for customers, improving the quality and security of the network while also complying with Enel’s environmental standards.



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