Energy

Alina Oprea   |   27 March, 2023 at 11:45 AM

Sântana and Pecica in Arad County to be heated with geothermal water

The towns of Sântana and Pecica in Arad County are implementing geothermal resources exploitation projects for heating public institutions. The city of Santana obtained European funding of RON27.5 million (€5.5 million) to complete the drilling and the thermal network.

Alina Oprea   |   27 March, 2023 at 8:28 AM

Electrica buys company developing 27 MW photovoltaic project

Electrica bought the company Sunwind Energy, which develops the photovoltaic project "Satu Mare 2", with an installed capacity of 27 MW. The project is located near Botiz commune, Satu Mare county. Also, on February 6, 2023, Electrica announced the completion of the acquisition of the company Green Energy Consultancy & Investments, which develops the "Vulturu" photovoltaic project.

Alina Oprea   |   24 March, 2023 at 5:41 PM

Enel Green Power starts building its largest solar plant in Italy

Enel Green Power has started work on the construction of a photovoltaic plant with a capacity of approximately 170 MW, which will be the largest solar plant in Italy. The installation will be based on bifacial photovoltaic modules - with a technology that allows the absorption of solar energy on both the front and back surfaces. This agrivoltaic solar farm will be built in an area owned by a local company that will be working with Enel Green Power on integrating agricultural activities at the plant.

Alina Oprea   |   24 March, 2023 at 8:27 AM

CE Oltenia gets €89.8 million for expenses with GHG emission certificates

The Oltenia Energy Complex will receive a state aid of RON449 million (€89.8 million) for the year 2023, from the state budget, to finance expenses with greenhouse gas emission certificates. Until now, CE Oltenia has received state aid in the form of a grant of €776.4 million, also for the purchase of greenhouse gas emission certificates.

Alina Oprea   |   23 March, 2023 at 11:26 AM

Romania receives €103 million to build electricity storage facilities

The European Commission approves a scheme of Romania worth €103 million, within the Recovery and Resilience Mechanism, to support the construction of electricity storage facilities. The purpose of this measure is to support investments in electricity storage facilities, thus contributing to the EU's strategic objectives related to the green transition.

Alina Oprea   |   22 March, 2023 at 5:39 PM

Bucharest invests €5 million in modernization of public lighting with LED technology

The capital of Bucharest will pay lower bills for the electricity consumed for street lighting, says Mayor Nicusor Dan. The City Hall announces that it is investing €5 million to modernize the public lighting system in Bucharest by implementing the remote management system and using devices with LED technology.

Alina Oprea   |   22 March, 2023 at 3:56 PM

Global renewables capacity grew by 10% last year

Global renewable energy capacity amounts to 3,372 gigawatts (GW) at the end of last year, some 295 GW or 9.6% higher than the previous year. The International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena) expects an increase in the number of employees in the renewable energy sector up to a total of 38.2 million in 2030, as investments in energy efficiency, electric vehicles, or hydrogen will increase.

Alina Oprea   |   22 March, 2023 at 9:00 AM

Hidroelectrica to produce offshore wind farms and floating solar farms

Hidroelectrica signed a joint venture agreement with Masdar from the United Arab Emirates, for the construction of offshore wind farms and floating solar farms in Romania. Hidroelectrica is the largest producer of green energy in Romania, with a portfolio of 187 hydropower plants, with a hydropower capacity of 6.3 GW, plus the Crucea wind farm, with an installed capacity of 108 MW.

Alina Oprea   |   21 March, 2023 at 3:45 PM

Moldova's renewable energy capacity triples since 2018

In the Republic of Moldova, the installed capacities for the production of electricity through power plants that capitalize on renewable energy sources (photovoltaic, wind, hydroelectric, and biogas cogeneration power plants) have increased three times since 2018. At the end of 2022, the power the total installed capacity was 206.81 MW, compared to 61.6 MW at the end of 2018, according to the Agency for Energy Efficiency of the Republic of Moldova.

Alina Oprea   |   20 March, 2023 at 11:46 AM

Delgaz Grid to set up green corridors along high-voltage overhead power lines

The distribution companies of the E.ON group set up 13,000 km of green corridors along the high-voltage overhead lines from the Black Sea to Sweden. In Romania, Delgaz Grid will develop approximately 1,200 ha along the route of 370 km of high-voltage power lines. Green corridors support healthy, sustainable ecosystems and biodiversity.

Alina Oprea   |   20 March, 2023 at 8:23 AM

Romania secures €1.4 billion for energy independence

The Ministry of Investments and European Projects launches the REPowerEU chapter in public consultation, which will bring Romania €1.4 billion for energy independence. The amount will be used for strategic investments in the key area of energy security, which will allow the creation of clean energy production and storage ecosystems (hydropower, photovoltaics). The set of proposed measures will have a positive impact in supporting the acceleration of Europe's clean energy transition.

Alina Oprea   |   15 March, 2023 at 3:10 PM

More than 3,000 MW solar energy projects to be installed in Romania

More than 3,000 MW of solar energy projects are to be installed in Romania in the next two years, thanks to European funds. The government is preparing green funding from the Modernisation Fund: over €1.5 billion for companies and local authorities. Romania is among the top 10 countries in alternative energy consumption.

Alina Oprea   |   12 March, 2023 at 12:20 PM

Aerostar Bacău invests €3 million in photovoltaic park

The company Aerostar Bacău invests €3 million from its own sources in the implementation of a photovoltaic park. The photovoltaic park consists of over 7,000 panels, located on the roof of the buildings owned by Aerostar.

Alina Oprea   |   10 March, 2023 at 2:48 PM

Romania allocates €400 million for Photovoltaic Green House Program

This year's Environmental Fund Administration (AFM) has a budget of over RON13.3 billion (€2.66 billion). The Casa Verde Photovoltaic program has a budget of RON2 billion (€400 million), double that of the previous session. Also, a budget of over RON1.5 billion (€300 million) is allocated for the three Rabla programs, through which the Ministry of the Environment aims to eliminate over 200,000 old cars this year.

Alina Oprea   |   10 March, 2023 at 10:27 AM

R.Power to develop portfolio of 1 GWp photovoltaic projects in Romania

The Polish company R.Power Group is developing a project portfolio of over 1 GWp in Romania. The company plans to expand its share of this market in the coming months and sign more contracts for photovoltaic projects. It is estimated that the construction of the first projects will begin next year.

Alina Oprea   |   9 March, 2023 at 8:46 AM

Rombat invests in green energy storage

The Rombat company from Bistrita discussed with the Prime Minister of Romania, Nicolae Ciuca, the investment plans and intends to develop the production capacity of batteries based on Lithium-Ion technology. The company's plans include storage media for green energy. The company annually recycles 24,000 tons of used batteries.

Alina Oprea   |   7 March, 2023 at 8:42 AM

AE SOLAR to produce solar panels in Romania

AE SOLAR is to produce solar panels in Romania, through an investment of €1 billion in a factory, informs the Romanian Government. This would be one of the largest investments announced in recent years in Romania. In the final phase, the project will have a capacity that will reach 10 GW.

Alina Oprea   |   6 March, 2023 at 1:20 PM

Enel donates photovoltaic panels to Ukraine

Italian group Enel has donated 5,700 solar photovoltaic panels to Ukraine with a total capacity of approximately 2 MW. The donated photovoltaic solar panels will cover up to 11,400 sqm of roofs of public buildings in Ukraine. They will be delivered by summer.

Alina Oprea   |   3 March, 2023 at 3:50 PM

EDP to invest €21 billion in renewable energy

The EDP Group will invest €25 billion by 2026, of which €21 billion are focused on new renewable sources. EDP makes its repeated commitment to stop using coal by 2025, and to generate 100% from renewable sources by 2030.

Alina Oprea   |   3 March, 2023 at 10:28 AM

Romania to develop projects using geothermal energy

The Romanian Minister of Energy, Virgil Popescu, says that in the near future, we need to increase the sources of renewable energy production, and geothermal energy is a new source that he will carefully study and develop. The minister also said that we must invest in all energy sources with low carbon emissions.

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