Clarke Energy and INNIO Delivering Flexible Generation to Nova Power & Gas in Romania

Mihai-Alexandru Cristea 16/04/2021 | 17:05

Construction is progressing in Campia Turzi, where Clarke Energy and INNIO are delivering a natural-gas fuelled flexible generation plant to Nova Power & Gas SRL, part of the E-INFRA Group.


The innovative peaking station project consists of 4 INNIO Jenbacher J620 natural gas engines with a total electric power of 13.4 MW. Two of the engines installed with “fast start” capabilities will be utilised for electricity peaking, designed to help balance the fluctuating power requirements of the electricity grid. This peaking plant will provide balancing services at the request of the Transport and System Operator at times of peak demand. The remaining two engines supplied will deliver electricity to the Reif Industrial Park and will provide improved energy efficiency and stability in the area.

The project was an important first sales win in early 2020 for Clarke Energy’s Romanian team following the company’s entry into the market through the acquisition of TEB Energy Business in November 2019. With two existing customers who have previously switched from cogeneration to peaking plants, Nova Power & Gas SRL is now the third natural-gas fuelled peaking station in Romania, all equipped with INNIO Jenbacher gas engines.

Mircea Bica, CEO of Nova Power & Gas commented “Câmpia Turzii project is our first investment in next-generation power plant based on natural gas with increased efficiency and high operational flexibility. The plant will develop a capacity of 13.4 MW, and this is only first step – in Câmpia Turzii we intend to build a power plant based on natural gas with a capacity of over 100 MW. And we will not stop here, because in the near future we will significantly expand our production in the field of photovoltaic energy for more sustainability and a minimal impact on the environment.”

Gabriel Matei, Managing Director of Clarke Energy’s Romanian business added “Despite the situation created by the pandemic, the investors continue to take advantage of industry opportunities and a relatively low cost gas. We are ready to support them in all possible ways in these difficult times of restrictions. We believe that the balancing market is a component of the energy market that investors should take into consideration, especially in terms of increasing the presence of renewable energy sources in the European Union.”

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