Romania is currently below the 90’s in electricity consumption

Newsroom 04/10/2011 | 17:01

Romanian should seek to increase its electricity consumption, if we are to witness an increase in the installations of wind energy, according to Marian Cernat, Director of Operational Division at Transelectrica. This statement was made during an event on the topic of energy, organized today by Business Review. Cernat added that the current rate of energy consumption in Romania, is below the figures reported before 1990. Households should use more electricity if we are to see the consumption rate go up.

Cernat pinpointed the main issues of implementation for the renewable energy. First of all, the technical requirement for generator groups, followed by a long process of developing the grid. This involves a significant financial effort and a rather long period for implementation. Thirdly, the national energy system has to compensate energy consumption from renewable sources.

The Transelectrica representative also explained the concentrated development of wind farm projects in Dobrogea and Southern Moldova will pose difficulties in extracting and transporting the generated resources from these areas.

Transelectrica is currently looking to develop super-grid systems, which should link Doborgea and Southern Moldova areas to Bucharest, Cluj or Oradea. These technology will allow the adjustment of the energy flows coming from the wind parks.

The underdeveloped solar energy industry in Romania would contribute to the adjustment of the energy system. At this moment, Romania has one solar energy project of 0.95 megawatts, in Giurgiu County.
Investments in solar power should involve small modules that could be placed on top of buildings, improving their efficiency.

Ovidiu Posirca

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