E-Distribuție Banat will sign, by public tender, a multi-services contract for works on the medium voltage and low voltage lines of the electricity distribution grids, and back-office operations, in the counties Arad, Timis, Caras Severin and Hunedoara, with a total value of up to RON 110 million (approx. EUR 23.7 million).
The participation announcement for the 3-year contract has been published on the platform of the electronic system for public procurement and the participants are invited to file their offers by October 4, 2018.
The contract is divided into 4 parts, for each of the four counties. Thus, the contract for works on grids, measurement and back-office operations in Timis County will be up to RON 37.29 million, in Hunedoara County up to RON 28.62 million, in Arad County up to RON 24.54 million and in Caras Severin County up to RON 19.53 million.
The works are part of the investment program carried out by Enel’s distribution companies in Romania, aimed at securing a proper service for end users and improving the quality and security of the network, while also complying with Enel’s environmental standards.
As a result of grid modernisation, the three E-Distribuție companies in Muntenia, Banat and Dobrogea are the top performing electricity distribution operators in Romania in terms of quality of service in the past years. According to National Regulatory Authority for Energy (ANRE) data, in 2017, the System Average Interruption Duration Index (SAIDI) for E-Distribuţie Muntenia was 145 minutes, the best in the country, while the national average was approx. 284 minutes. E-Distribuţie Dobrogea and E-Distribuţie Banat have remained among the top performers in Romania with a reported SAIDI of 185 minutes and 259 minutes respectively.