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electricity

March 31, 2020

Romania caps energy prices including electricity, heat

Romania has limited the prices of electricity, heat, natural gas, water supply, sanitation and fuels due to coronavirus. On March 16, President Klaus Iohannis declared a state of emergency in…

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Romania to build 310 MW in solar power capacity in Oltenia coal pits

March 13, 2020

Romania to build 310 MW in solar power capacity in Oltenia coal pits

The authorities in Bucharest are struggling to keep the coal mining and thermal power plant complex above water. Romania is preparing the ground for four solar power units to be…

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manufacturers

March 12, 2020

Romanian manufacturers seen tapping on EU’s high-efficiency CHP subsidies to cut energy costs

Romanian manufacturers are increasingly seeking new solutions to cut electricity costs, including through the European Union’s (EU) subsidies for building high-efficiency cogeneration (CHP) facilities for the production of energy for…

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Black Sea offshore wind potential

March 6, 2020

Hidroelectrica should look into Black Sea offshore wind potential, minister says

Romania’s acting economy and energy minister Virgil Popescu has said the country’s state-owned hydropower producer Hidroelectrica should consider tapping the Black Sea offshore wind potential, local media have reported. No…

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clean hydrogen

February 26, 2020

EU conditions EUR 251 million state aid to coal, power utility CE Oltenia

The European Commission has approved Romania’s plans to grant a EUR 251 million loan to second-biggest power producer Complexul Energetic Oltenia (CE Oltenia) but with strict conditions. The Romanian government…

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stations

February 12, 2020

Romania to invest EUR 53 million in charging stations for hybrid, electric vehicles

Romania is launching a EUR 53 million state aid scheme to stimulate investments in charging stations for hybrid and electric vehicles (EVs) which will span from 2020 to 2025. The…

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January 29, 2020

UPDATE: Romania’s CE Oltenia to close four units in coal power plants by 2025 

Romania’s second-biggest power producer Complexul Energetic Oltenia (CE Oltenia) intends to shut down four out of 12 units in coal-fired power plants and coal mines until 2025. In order to…

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PM sees EU Green Deal taking out 40% of electricity capacity in Romania

January 28, 2020

PM sees EU Green Deal taking out 40% of electricity capacity in Romania

Coal is doomed, the head of the government in Bucharest has told businesspeople and representatives of associations. Prime minister Ludovic Orban warned that decision makers have maybe ten years to…

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KOSTT,-SOWI-sign-agreement-on-grid-connection-for-Selaci-wind-farm

December 10, 2019

Hidroelectrica initiates takeover of ČEZ, Enel’s facilities in Romania

The management of Speeh Hidroelectrica SA requested the goahead from shareholders to hire consultants and lawyers in the procedure it started with the aim to acquire assets from ČEZ Group…

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chimney oil power heating thermal

November 26, 2019

Thermal power permits for 875 MW revoked by Romanian regulators

The Romanian Energy Regulatory Authority or ANRE decided to withdraw licences for three units controlled by Electrocentrale Bucureşti SA. Their total power capacity is 650 MW. The thermal facilities are…

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CEZ

November 14, 2019

CEZ receives over 30 letters of interest for Romanian assets

Czech energy group CEZ has received more than 30 expressions of interest for its Romanian assets, which include Europe’s largest on-shore wind farm, the 600 MW Fantanele-Cogealac, and plans to…

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Arsat

November 8, 2019

Romania’s Arsat Group to build electric scooter factory

Romanian industrial group Arsat plans to build an electric scooter factory, in a project funded under a series of financing agreements with state-owned lender Eximbank, local media have reported. The…

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