Wind park project of 629 MW in Romania obtains technical approval

Wind park 629 MW Romania technical approval

Photo: Iwona Castiello d'Antonio on Unsplash


September 19, 2022






September 19, 2022





RNV Infrastructure is developing a 629 MW wind power project in Galați county through its subsidiaries. The investor got a technical approval for the connection to the transmission grid.

A company run by some of the people that installed Europe’s biggest onshore wind park, the Fântânele-Cogealac in Romania, is working on a project that would surpass it in size, Ziarul Financiar reported.

Hoopeks International has obtained the technical approval for connecting a 629 MW facility in Galați county in the country’s east, according to data from transmission system operator Transelectrica. The project company is owned by RNV Infrastructure through its subsidiary Electrocentrale Borzeşti, which took over the defunct Borzeşti gas power plant in 2019.

A former development chief from CEZ Romania is one of the shareholders of RNV Infrastructure

The Fântânele-Cogealac system has a nameplate capacity of 600 MW. Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA) acquired the wind power plant from ČEZ two years ago.

Among the shareholders of RNV Infrastructure is Doru Voicu, former state secretary in the Ministry of Economy. He was the development chief in CEZ Romania at the time when the project was under construction.

Romania is rushing to boost its wind farm capacity, including offshore facilities, to meet tight deadlines for European funding

The Romanian media outlet estimated Hoopeks International’s project at EUR 500 million. Electrocentrale Borzeşti recently signaled that it wants to restart the gas power plant, but in a combination with green energy facilities.

Romania is rushing to boost its wind farm capacity, including offshore facilities, to meet tight deadlines for European funding, increase energy independence from Russia, mitigate the effects of the global energy crisis and decarbonize its economy.

Of note, a 633 MW wind power project is being developed in neighboring Serbia.

Comments (0)

Be the first one to comment on this article.

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

EU electricity market design reform temperate positive step

EU’s electricity market design reform deemed as temperate, positive step

17 March 2023 - In its usual manner, the European Commission has come up with middle-of-the-road solutions for its electricity market design reform


NEA launches SMR Dashboard to track small nuclear reactor development

17 March 2023 - Small modular nuclear reactors can reshape the energy market and help the world reach net zero emissions by 2050, NEA says


Romania’s Hidroelectrica partners with Masdar to develop renewables

17 March 2023 - Hidroelectrica established a joint venture partnership with Masdar from the United Arab Emirates for the development of renewable energy projects

Number prosumers Albania one thousand

Number of prosumers in Albania surpasses one thousand

16 March 2023 - The number of prosumers with solar power panels on the electricity distribution network in Albania has reached 1,025