ROMANIA / ANRE IS PREPARING A NEW SUPPORT SCHEME FOR RENEWABLES TO START FROM 2021
The National Regulatory Authority for Energy – ANRE is considering introduction of a new support scheme for renewable energy from 2021, the year when the European Commission’s agreement for the current system based on green certificates will expire. Most likely, this will be a premium feed-in system, ANRE Vice President Zoltan Nagy-Bege said at the conference “Optimizing Business in the Photovoltaic Industry”, organized by Photon Energy and energynomics.ro in the Energy Breakfast Club format.
PHOTON ENERGY – PREVENTING FAILURES TO MINIMIZE PRODUCTION AND REVENUE LOSSES
The existing photovoltaic parks in Romania are required to optimize their activity and to increase the life of their equipment for keeping alive the hope of recovering the investment. At the same time, new investments in photovoltaic power generation systems are required by technological improvements, and for all these experienced partners as well as maintenance, control and monitoring service providers are needed. We spoke about all this with Mr. Lauru Bădiță, O&M România Photon Energy Country Manager, one of the speakers invited in the Energy Breakfast Club event, dedicated to photovoltaic industry on April 24, in Bucharest. What is the contribution that experts in operation & maintenance can make to overcoming difficulties faced by PV plants owners from Romania?
115 INDEPENDENT GAS STATIONS ACCEPT ROTTCO SYNERGY CARD, SYNERGY BY ROTTCO APP AVAILABLE ON ANDROID AND IOS
ROTTCO SYNERGY CARD, the card system launched by ROTTCO under the SYNERGY by ROTTCO project, is currently accepted by 115 independent gas stations, spread over the main road routes across the country, which gives the carriers national level cover.
MFP: INJECTING ELECTRICITY INTO THE GRID FOR STEADY REVENUES IS AN ECONOMIC ACTIVITY
In a response by the Ministry of Public Finance to Greenpeace Romania, spokesman Cristian Marin placed the institution as a mere executor of the legislation in place, putting in brackets the ministry’s capacity to propose and produce legislative acts. With this reserve, to which I will return at the end, the MFP message is clear and clarifying in several respects.
ROMANIAN E-CARS MARKET IS GROWING SLOWLY, YET MATURING FAST (EBC, APRIL 17)
Technological solutions are developing at a dizzying pace, making it more difficult to decide on a large-scale investment at the company level but also for the individuals and public authorities altogether. The key question we need to answer is “Why do we invest in electrical mobility?”, because, depending on the response, car manufacturers, together with suppliers of equipment and services for e- mobility, are ready with tailor-made solutions.
THE COMPETITION COUNCIL HAS NOT OPENED AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE GREEN CERTIFICATES MARKET
Although the green certificates market is quasi-inoperable, with about 12 million unsold certificates, the authorities are not investigating the market conditions. “The Competition Council has not opened an investigation into the green certificates market,” Cosmin Belacurencu, State Secretary at the Competition Council, told energynomics.ro. He explained that the institution monitors many markets, and an investigation can only be opened in the context of meeting certain conditions.
THE MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT WILL CHANGE THE LEGISLATION ON GREEN ALTERNATIVE FUELS TO INCLUDE COMPRESSED NATURAL GAS
Although the European directives include compressed natural gas (CNG) in the list of green alternative fuels, it is not included in a full list of legislative documents of Romania. But the Environment Ministry promises to change the situation as soon as possible.
TRANSELECTRICA: 100MW STORAGE IS NEEDED FOR EACH ADDITIONAL 300MW INSTALLED IN WPP
Romania is almost reaching its target for the share of renewable energy in total national energy consumption for 2020 – 24%. However, for reaching the 2030 target, significant changes in legislation are needed fast in order to attract new investments in renewables capacities. And they have to come together with storage systems.
THE TARNIŢA PROJECT – A SYNTHESIS OF ADMINISTRATIVE INABILITY
The Tarnița project dates back to the 1930s and was rewritten according to the technologies from the middle of the 1970s by extremely capable engineers. It was then when it was realized that such a project would need about seven years to be built. Recalled by almost each minister in the pas few decades, the project found its way into the investment speech of the new minister of Energy, who mentioned the pumping hydroelectric power plant in Tarnița among the great investment objective in the energy sector.
SIEMENS TO REHABILITATE 14 POWER TRANSFORMATION STATIONS IN THE REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA
Engineering company Siemens own the contract for the rehabilitation of 14 medium voltage transformation stations in the Republic of Moldova which are owned by Moldelectrica.