Romania’s final consumption of energy to soar 40 percent this decade

Newsroom 30/09/2014 | 11:56

The country’s final consumption of primary energy is estimated to reach 31,9 million tons of oil equivalent (tep) by 2020, representing an increase of 30.5 percent against 2010, according to the national action plan in the energy efficiency sectors, published by the department of energy, reports Agerpres newswire.

The department forecasts that the consumption will amount to 27 million tep in 2016, from 22.7 million tep in 2010.

The industrial sector will have the biggest share in the energy consumption by 2020, accounting for 9.7 million tep. The residential sector will reach 9.5 million tep, transport and telecommunications will amount to 8 million tep, while services, agriculture and constructions will amount to 3 million tep, 0.8 million tep and 0.7 million, respectively.

Romania aims to reduce its consumption of primary energy by 1.64 million tep this decade through energy efficiency measure.

The potential of reducing the final consumption of energy stands at 13 percent for industry and 41.5 percent for buildings, out of which 60 percent in the lightning segment. In transport and services, the decrease could reach 31.5 percent and 14 percent, respectively.

Ovidiu Posirca

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