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Romania's electricity imports up 80pct, exports fall to half January through March

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Romania imported by 80pct more electricity in the first three months of 2019 against the same period of 2018, whilst its exports halved, according to the last electric power market's monitoring report carried out by the National Energy Regulation Authority (ANRE).So, if the Jan-March 2018, imports saw 0.63 TWh, the same period of 2019 parked at 1.13 TWh. Meanwhile, exports fell from 1.83 TWh to 0.86 TWh.The domestic consumption dropped by 2.7pct, from ...


Thursday, July 4, 2019

  E-Distributie Muntenia has planned for this year investment projects amounting to 62.6 million lei (approx. 13 million euros) in the medium and low voltage networks in Bucharest, Ilfov and Giurgiu, in order to improve the quality of the electricity distribution service and the security of supply for about 160,000 customers. In Bucharest, the most important project is the transition to 20KV of the 6kV and 10kV networks in the areas Bucharest ...

Romanian national parks and forest at risk

Thursday, July 4, 2019


Romania hosts the largest remains of natural and old growth forests in the whole of the EU. However, they are not on the safe side yet, writes Luc Bas for euractiv.com. Luc Bas is the European director for the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The new Global Assessment report by the “World Biodiversity Council” (IPBES) makes clear that we are not just facing a dangerous climate ...

Romania will put coal between brackets at huge speeds

Thursday, June 27, 2019


Romania will put coal in brackets at a huge speed following the decision of the European Commission to increase the percentage of renewable energy, which is a very stressful test for Romania, said the president of the Romanian National Committee for the World Energy Council – CNR-CME, Iulian Iancu. “The whole energy sector is going through huge shocks, and we, Romania, are subjected to one of the largest, say, stress tests, in that the ...

Romania renews license for controversial gold mining project, sets higher royalties

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Rosia Montana Gold Corporation (RMGC), the developer of the gold mining project at Ro?ia Montana, in western Romania, obtained from the country’s mineral resources agency ANRM an addendum to the concession license for the gold exploitation. The document extends the validity of the license for another five years and increases the fee charged by the state on the value of the mining ...

EU recommends Romania a 34% target for RES, RWEA and PATRES demand firm commitments

Thursday, June 27, 2019

The European Commission’s recommendations on PNIESC 2021-2030 are a reconfirmation of Romania’s significant potential in the field of renewable energy production, with a 34% share being an encouragement for a fair ambition for the future, but also for the efforts made so far for the development of the current renewable capacities, argues Claudia Brându? – president, Romanian Wind Energy Association (RWEA). “We note that ...

Gas regulated price dips by over 5 pct with 1 July

Thursday, June 27, 2019


The gas price is going to drop by over 5 percent as of July 1 for all the regulated consumers, on Monday decided the National Energy Regulatory Authority (ANRE)."The ANRE regulation committee has endorsed in its Monday sitting (24 June 2019) the prices for the regulated natural gas supply to the household consumers, valid as of 1 July 2019. So, the gas prices for over 3 million household consumers having their annual consumption below 280 MWh, calculated in ...

Razvan Nicolescu is the new Central Europe leader for gas, oil and chemicals sector

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Razvan Nicolescu, newly appointed partner with the Consulting practice of Deloitte Romania, also takes on a regional role, by becoming Central Europe leader for gas, oil and chemicals sector. “Becoming a partner is the highest accolade in one’s career in professional services as it acknowledges the ultimate level of technical expertise, client service and talent development. I welcome Razvan in our partners group and I am confident his ...

Iohannis promulgated Law 120/2019 meant to facilitate Transelectrica’s investments

Thursday, June 27, 2019

President of Romania, Klaus Iohannis, promulgated Law 120/2019 on some measures necessary for carrying out the works and implementing projects of national importance regarding the transport electric network. The law facilitates the realization of vital investment projects in Romania’s energy security, facilitates the construction of aerial power lines and compliance with the deadlines for projects with European funding, Transelectrica ...

RTPR Allen & Overy and Schoenherr Romania win EUR 800 million litigation case for Electrica

Thursday, June 27, 2019

* Major win for the Romanian electrical company Electrica in an EUR 800 million litigation case against the Romanian Management Company for Ownership in Energy (SAPE) The Romanian electrical company Societatea Energetic? Electrica S.A. ("Electrica") won the first procedural phase in litigation against the Management Company for Ownership in Energy („SAPE”) – the Romanian public company which manages the state’s ...

Subsidies for high-efficiency power and heating plants rise in Romania

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Romania’s energy market regulator ANRE has significantly increased (by 11% - 28%) under order 69/2019 the subsidies for high-efficiency power and heating generation (also known as ...

OMV Petrom contributes 4 million euro to support ”Romania Eficienta” program launched by EPG

Thursday, June 27, 2019


OMV Petrom, the largest player on the Romanian energy market, endorses the Energy Policy Group (EPG) “Romania Eficienta” program. OMV Petrom will contribute 4 million euro to this program in the period 2019-2022. The program aims to promote energy efficiency at the national level, through public information campaigns, education programs and financing of projects aimed at improving the energy efficiency of public buildings. “Every day, ...

The Visegrad 4 and Russian pipelines: An imaginary unity

Thursday, June 27, 2019

The Nord Stream II pipeline gave birth to a seemingly united front among several Central and Eastern European states objecting to the project, including Czechia, Slovakia, Hungary and Poland. That, however, is far from the truth, writes for euractiv.com Martin Jirušek. Martin Jirušek is assistant professor at the Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University, Czech Republic. The Nord Stream II pipeline, ...

EC recommends Romania to increase to 34pct the target on energy from renewable sources in 2030

Thursday, June 20, 2019


The European Commission (EC) recommends Romania to increase, until at least 34 percent, the target regarding the share of energy from renewable sources in gross final consumption of energy representing Romania's contribution to the achievement of the Union's objectives in the horizon of 2030, the European Commission assessment report on the project of the integrated national energy and climate change plan (NECP) published Tuesday by the executive Community.Through ...

RWEA: Growth of renewable energy target to 34 pct for 2030 reconfirms Romania's significant potential

Thursday, June 20, 2019

The recommendations of the European Commission regarding the Integrated National Energy and Climate Change Plan Project 2021-2030 represents a reconfirmation of Romania's significant potential in the area of energy from renewable sources, with the 34 percent share being an encouragement for a correct level of ambition for the future, but also for the efforts put in so far, in view of the development of the current renewable energy capacities, a release of the Romanian Wind ...

The Commission has published its assessment of Member States' draft plans to implement the EU's Energy Union objectives

Thursday, June 20, 2019

The Commission's assessment finds that the national plans already represent significant efforts but points to several areas where there is room for improvement, notably as concerns targeted and individualised policies to ensure the delivery of the 2030 targets and to stay on the path towards climate neutrality in the longer term. The European Union is the first major economy to put in place a legally binding framework to deliver on its pledges under the Paris Agreement and ...


Thursday, June 20, 2019

The company reaffirmed its position in the FTSE4Good Index Series, in the Euronext Vigeo-Eiris indices at global, European and Eurozone levels, and in the Integrated Governance Index (IGI) The indices recognised Enel’s leading role in promoting a low-carbon energy model through renewables, digitalisation and advanced energy solutions while acknowledging the company’s responsible business ...


Thursday, June 20, 2019


  E-Distributie Dobrogea has completed the modernisation project of the Abator primary station in Constanta, following investment of approximately 12 million lei, which will improve the distribution service quality for about 26,000 customers. The high to medium voltage 110/20/10 kV station will now provide improved services to household and industrial consumers in the south-east area of the city of Constanta, in the perimeter of Peninsula Portul ...

The ministry of economy: We have reopened the first three mines out of the 530 closed down

Thursday, June 13, 2019

The ministry of economy Niculae Badalau announced on Wednesday in a conference, that they reopened three mines in the Jolotca area, Harghita county. ‘I want to announce for the first time that we have reopened the first three mines out of the 530 closed down in the mining area Jolotca, Harghita county, mines which are in radioactive Magurele under the coordination of the ministry of economy. We are talking about the first three mines re-opened, after 1989. These mines have rare ...

DefMin Gabriel Les: We are focusing on finding ways to cleaner, sustainabe energy models in defense

Thursday, June 13, 2019

  The Minister of National Defense, Gabriel Les, said on Wednesday that the ministries in the EU member states have the objective to reduce the energy footprint and especially to find cleaner and safer energy models."The efforts made by the Defense Ministries in the EU Member States are not aimed at simply reducing the energy footprint and finding a formula to reduce energy bills, but (...) we focus on finding ways to cleaner, safer and more sustainable energy models," ...

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