CE OLTENIA PLANS INVESTMENTS OF 665 MLN. LEI IN 2018
The Energy Complex Oltenia, one of the largest energy producers in the country, has planned investments of 665 million lei this year, the largest amount invested in the last three years by the company, stated the general manager of Sorin Boza. “Of the total amount of 665 million lei, the largest part will be allocated for the capital repair of Group 5 in Rovinari, but also for environmental investments, and 160 million lei will be invested in surface mining”, Boza said, for News.ro.
ENERGY GROUP ENGIE ROMANIA BUYS 262 VEHICLES FROM FRENCH CAR MAKER
French energy group Engie’s Romanian subsidiary bought 262 vehicles from Renault Commercial Roumanie, the local sales division of French car maker Renault.
COMPETITION COUNCIL INVESTIGATES POSSIBLE FRAUDULENT TENDERS AT TRANSELECTRICA, AFTER THE COMPANY’S NOTICE
The Competition Council launched an investigation concerning the possible fraudulent public tenders organized by the National Company of Electricity Transelectrica for the attribution of works of maintenance, modernization and refurbishment of Electrical Transport Grid, show the institution.
BIONENERGY IS THE MISSING PIECE OF THE PUZZLE (OPINION BY ILIAS PAPAGEORGIADIS)
At present, in Romania, we send to the landfill 97% of our waste and this costs us environmental problems, competitiveness, it undermines the recycling business and many other sectors that have to do with waste. Also, by throwing our waste, we have to use other resources for heating. We have the waste that undermines our economy and creates many problems, and at the same time, waste saves money and it is the solution for many other problems that Romania faces. To make use of waste, we need bioenergy. There are numerous reasons why Romania needs bioenergy, and it looks like it fits perfectly, like bionenergy is the missing piece of the puzzle so as to allow the economy to grow faster into the right direction.
MANDATE EXTENSION FOR HIDROELECTRICA’S SUPERVISORY BOARD
The Ministry of Energy and Fondul Proprietatea are proposing for Hidroelectrica’s Supervisory Board, to a large extent, the current provisional members of the Board, whose mandate expires on January 18, 2018, according to company documents.
THE NIS DIRECTIVE TRANSPOSITION WILL OFFER US A MORE ACCURATE IMAGE ON THE VULNERABILITIES IN THE NATIONAL CYBERSPACE
The convergence of the information systems with the operating systems in the field of industry, including with the energy field, is increasingly manifest. The future will reinforce such trend, and, at the same time, the related risks grow higher. The recent cyber-attacks have expanded the degree of awareness not only at the level of the companies administrating critical infrastructures, but also at state and supra-state level. An evidence for this is given by the European Directives requiring related actions of prevention and the setup of some institutional tools such as the National Computer Security Incident Response Center – CERT-RO. We found out from Mircea Grigoraș, Deputy General Manager with CERT-RO, about the obligations incumbent upon the companies operating in the energy field in the near future.
100 PRIVATE STATIONS USE ROTTCO SYNERGY CARD SYSTEM FOR FLEETS
Launched first in June 2016, ROTTCO Synergy became this year SYNERGY by ROTTCO, an improved business concept, with a new visual identity. However, the vision remains the same: the interconnection of the independent Romanian filling stations in a national and interactive network, able to provide similar services to those of the large international networks. 100 of the 600 independent gas stations in Romania are already on board, says Paul Pop,the founder & CEO of ROTTCO, the oil product distributor who came with this idea.
BOGDAN CHIRIȚOIU: WE MAKE SURE THE NEWLY-LIBERALIZED INDUSTRY ADJUSTS TO THE MARKET REGULATIONS
The importance of the Competition Council for the power field expands every year, with every new step towards full liberalization of prices at electric power and natural gas. President Bogdan Chirițoiu informed us on the main concerns of the Competition Council and those hot fields from the point of view of competition.
WHY WE NEED A COMPETITIVE ENERGY MARKET
Daniel Apostol, Secretary General of ROPEPCA
PAUL BRUMMELL: WE ARE NOT LEAVING EUROPE; ALL OUR VALUES REMAIN EXACTLY THE SAME
Your Excellency, you have been the British ambassador in Romania since 2014, starting with just a few months before the election of a new president here. And there were turbulent times afterwards, with four or more governments in three years, with significant changes in the public agenda and sentiments, with huge street protests and significant tensions which at times seemed to put politicians against most of Romania’s external partners and their representatives here. How would you describe the country you discovered in these past three or four years?