Energy Crisis

Romania caps electricity, gas prices for another 12 months

Romania caps electricity, gas prices for another 12 months

Photo: iStock


March 21, 2022






March 21, 2022





The Romanian government has decided to cap electricity and natural gas prices for households and small businesses. The measure will apply from April 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023, after a similar scheme that was in force since November.

The Romanian government expects the measures to be applied to 8 million electricity consumers and all gas consumers.

Electricity prices are capped for vulnerable households or those who may find themselves in a situation of energy poverty based on the average monthly consumption achieved in 2021, the government said on its website.

The price of electricity will be capped at 14 euro cents

Households with average monthly consumption of 100 kWh or less in 2021 will pay 14 euro cents (RON 0.68) per kWh while the price for the ones with consumption between 100 kWh and 300 kWh will be 16 euro cents (RON 0.80).

If the consumer contracted a lower price with their supplier, the lower price will be applied, the government said.

For natural gas, the price will be 6.3 euro cents (RON 0.31) per kWh.

Prices limited for small firms, heat producers

In order to protect the economy and safeguard jobs, prices of electricity and natural gas for non-household customers will also be capped, with the exception of large consumers who will benefit from an industry-specific scheme, the governments said.

The maximum price for electricity will be 20 euro cents (RON 1).

The price of gas will be capped at 7.5 euro cents (RON 0.37) per kWh for small firms with an annual consumption in 2021 of up to 50,000 MWh, and for companies producing heat used by other customers.

Of note, the government earlier said the subsidies for power and gas bills would cost it EUR 2.9 billion by the end of the year, of which EUR 1.85 billion is for electricity.

Comments (1)
C. Trusca / July 21, 2022

Stiam ca pretul la gaz metan era calculat pe metru cub nu pe kwh.
Pretul pentru 1 metru cub m-ar interesa.


Enter Your Comment
Please wait... Please fill in the required fields. There seems to be an error, please refresh the page and try again. Your comment has been sent.

Related Articles

Solida Construction work Croatia first agrisolar power plant

Construction work begins on Croatia’s first agrisolar power plant

06 June 2023 - Solar power developer Solida is pioneering the application of the agrivoltaic-agrisolar concept in Croatia

Hristov Bulgaria Black Sea power interconnection

Hristov: Bulgaria joins Black Sea power interconnection project

06 June 2023 - Bulgaria will participate in the strategic partnership for the installation of a submarine cable under the Black Sea


Serbia adopts wind, solar power auction plan

06 June 2023 - Serbia's auction plan reveals that competitive procedures are envisaged for an overall 1.3 GW in wind and solar power through March 2025

CAN Europe Western Balkan contries in preparing NECP national energy climate plan

CAN Europe: Western Balkans took little to no action in preparing NECPs

05 June 2023 - In 2021, the obligation to adopt NECPs was postponed until 2024 at the latest while the deadline for delivering drafts is June 30, 2023