The first e-car-sharing platform operating in Bucharest, Spark, was officially launched on Wednesday, with the lowest customer asking rate of 1.20 lei/ minute to rent a compact Renault Zoe model. Customers interested in using this car-sharing service can locate the car closest to their location via the company’s phone application, book it, and then drive up to the desired destination, where it is parked. The opening of the car, the activation of the engine and the closing of the car are done electronically, by the client, from the application on the phone, representatives of Spark Romania told a press conference, according to Agerpres. Customer tax is based on the time spent at the wheel of the car rather than the distance traveled. The two car models offered by the Spark platform are Renault Zoe and Nissan Leaf.
A new draft Order issued by ANRE on aggregation of renewables producers, which would especially come in support of small producers, has recently entered public consultation.
“At first sight, it is a good project and we have to congratulate ANRE,” told energynomics.ro a renewables investor.
After many debates with representatives of the associations, the National Regulatory Authority for Energy – ANRE has dealt with the inclusion of renewable energy aggregation in all regulations related to the functioning of the competitive markets, according to investenergy.ro.
The proposed way for E-RES producers to aggregate includes to jointly agree for a leading entity to assume all the responsibilities and rights set out in the participation agreement and the resulting contract after trading, it is stated in an ANRE document.
Concerning participation in the balancing market, since the aggregation of several production units operated by different producers is already permitted under secondary legislation, the proposed amendment by ANRE is that the position in the ranking order for priority dispatching is the one corresponding to the technology that has the largest share, as installed power, within the aggregate entity. As a result of this change, it is expected that Transelectrica may admit, based on its own procedure, the aggregation of units with different E-RES technologies, the regulator states.