The fuels acquisition costs for electric and heating energy production will stand this winter at RON 2.33 billion, according to the Winter Program in energy, elaborated by the Energy Ministry.
Out of the national level total, RON 1.88 billion represent the costs of electric and heating energy covered by the Energy Ministry and RON 436 million the counties councils and local councils.
Moreover, there are foreseen total investments of RON 257 million for upgrades necessary for 2016-2017 winter, out of which RON 195.4 million for the operators of the Energy Ministry and RON 61.8 million for the local authorities subordinates.
„The document was made based on the evolution of consumption in the previous years, of the forecast analysis made by the Forecast National Commission and the National Energy Office, taking into account the corresponding size and at the same time, necessary for the fuels stock and the water volumes in the accumulation lakes on November 15 2016, ” says the project description.
For the period November 15-March 15, the Forecast National Commission and the National Energy Office has foreseen an increase in consumption of 5.9 percent and the National Energy Office has estimated an average increase of 2.8 percent compared with the similar period of 2015.