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RWEA calls on Chamber of Deputies to unblock bilateral contracts

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Romanian Association for Wind Energy (RWEA) requests the Chamber of Deputies to reject the amendments brought by the bill (L321 / 2020) approved by the Romanian Senate on June 10, 2020, regarding the possibility of signing bilateral contracts outside the centralized market. These changes block investment in new energy production capacity, increasing Romania’s energy security risks, and limiting access for companies, municipalities and residential customers to energy ...

Nuclearelectrica: For 2020-2025 we planned investments of about 2.3 billion lei

Thursday, June 18, 2020

The shareholders approved on June 12 the new strategic investment plan of SN Nuclearelectrica for the period 2020-2025, told Energynomics Cosmin Ghita, CEO of Nuclearelectrica. The value of investment projects, strictly in the period 2020-2025, according to the strategy and stages of implementation, is of 2.29 billion lei. “We will make investments for which we already have a clear ...

CfD for renewables, nuclear, power storage and CCUS in Romania

Thursday, June 18, 2020


Romanian Government approved the general principles regarding the implementation of Contracts for Difference (CfD). This opens the way for the Ministry of Economy, Energy and Business Environment to contract the necessary consulting services to define in detail how this support scheme for low-carbon electricity production will work. The technologies considered as potential beneficiaries of the CfD scheme are nuclear ...

EconMin Popescu: Price of gas for population should decrease 10-15% otherwise Gov't to intervene

Thursday, June 18, 2020

The price of gas for household consumers should decrease by 10-15% from July 1, when the market is completely deregulated, otherwise the Government will use anti-competitive legislation to intervene, Minister of Economy, Energy and Business Milieu Virgil Popescu told private TV broadcaster Digi 24.He explained that, from July 1, 2020, the price of gas for the population will no longer be set by the National Energy Regulatory Authority (ANRE), but will be formed ...

Dietsmann completes the acquisition of KAROM, a Romanian service provider for energy production facilities

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Dietsmann, one of the leading global Operation & Maintenance providers for the energy industry, acquired the shares of KAROM Servicii Profesionale in Industrie from Kraftanlagen Romania and Kremsmueller Romania. The transaction initiated in late 2019 consolidates the Operations & Maintenance in the energy sector, creating knowledge and operational synergies for both companies. KAROM is a long-term provider of OMV Petrom ...

Nuclearelectrica BoD mandated to terminate negotiations with China's CGN for Cernavoda Units 3 and 4

Thursday, June 18, 2020


The Board of Directors of the National Company Nuclearelectrica SA (SNN) was mandated to initiate procedures for the termination of negotiations with China General Nuclear Power Group (CGN), as well as of the legal effects of the Memorandum of Understanding concluded in 2015 for the construction and operation of the Cernavoda Nuclear Power Plant Units 3 and 4.Thus, the Ordinary and Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders of June 12, 2020 has decided to ...

Govt. unlocks EUR 52 mln grants for PV panels

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Government’s environment agency AFM announced on June 10 that it would soon publish the list of eligible recipients of subsidies under the Casa Verde Fotovoltaice (Green House Photovoltaic) program. The agency has reviewed all the requests and approved 12,718 of ...

OMV Petrom increases stake in Bulgarian offshore project

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Spanish company Repsol has sold its stake in the Han Asparuh block in Bulgaria's Black Sea section to its partners OMV and Total, Economica.net reported. ...

Liberty Galati invests EUR 1.2 bln in green energy and bigger capacity

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Romanian minister of economy and energy Virgil Popescu announced a EUR 1.2 billion investment plan at the Galati steel plant, controlled by British group Liberty Steel since last ...

Primary energy resources down 8.4pct, January - April 2020

Thursday, June 18, 2020

The primary energy resources in the first four months of 2020 dropped by 8.4 per cent compared to the same period of 2019, whereas the electricity resources decreased by 1.5 per cent, the data published by the National Institute of Statistics (INS) on Friday showed.According to the official statistics, between January and April, the primary energy resources totalised 10.612 million tonnes oil equivalent (toe), decreasing by 979,000 toe compared to the same period ...


Thursday, June 18, 2020

The maximum score received in the MSCI ESG rating in 2019 paved the way for Enel’s inclusion in the most prestigious sustainability index series developed by research and index provider MSCI Enel has also been confirmed in the semi-annual reviews of the FTSE4Good index series and the Euronext Vigeo-Eiris 120 indices (World, Europe and Eurozone) Enel has ...

The EU is dreaming big on hydrogen, but much infrastructure work remains

Thursday, June 18, 2020

The European Commission will come out with a big push for hydrogen early next month, but there are concerns about whether existing infrastructure can meet the demand, euractiv.com reads. On Monday, as EU energy ministers met to exchange notes on how the coronavirus crisis affects their sector, it wasn’t long before the h-word came up. Hydrogen is the hottest buzzword in energy at the moment, after the European Commission ...

Study: Thermal power plants must shut down early to meet climate targets

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Coal and gas-fired power plants would have to shut down 10 to 30 years sooner than their usual 35 to 40-year lifespan so that climate targets can be met, a study reveals. EURACTIV’s partner le Journal de l’environnement ...

Greencells is interested in the Romanian photovoltaic market

Thursday, June 18, 2020

The Greencells Group is interested in the Romanian photovoltaic market, where it can build up to 2 MW per day, with local labor at German quality verified in dozens of projects around the world, said Adrian Moldovanu, Head of Business Development Romania for the group, ...

Rompetrol launches the Cashback service at its gas stations in Romania

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Rompetrol Downstream, the retail division of the KMG International Group in Romania, launches a new service dedicated to individuals, through which they have the possibility to withdraw cash with 0% commission from any Rompetrol own station. The “Cashback” service (cash withdrawal from merchant) is available at any time. The service allows withdrawal of cash from the personal debit or credit bank card in an amount of up to 200 RON / ...

Competition Council: the deregulation of the gas market must lead to lower prices

Thursday, June 11, 2020


The deregulation of the gas market must lead to lower prices, shows the Competition Council, which says that this process  of deregulation takes place in the context of the natural gas prices getting a downwards tendency, which must lead to a reduction of the prices for the consumers. The two big gas producers the council refers to are OMV Petrom and Romgaz. The representatives of the Competition Council state that the big economic operators must ...

ANRE: Natural gas producers which produce over 3 million of MWh/year must offer 30% on the Romanian market

Thursday, June 11, 2020

The producers which have a production volume of over 3 million MWh/year must offer 30% of the production on the markets of natural gas in Romania in a structure of well-defined products for a period of two years and a half, stated on Wednesday at the Forum of Online Energy, Zoltan Nagy-Bege, vicechairman of the National Authority for Regulation in Energy (ANRE). According to him, the maximum starting price accepted in bids will be a combination of the ...

Nicolescu (Deloitte): closing down of coal exploitations – much talked about

Thursday, June 11, 2020


Closing down the coal exploitations is under discussion in Europe, but there are solutions to make this coal absolutely neuter as regards the environment, namely emissions may be captured and stocked, stated on Wednesday during the Forum for Online Energy Razvan Nicolescu, Energy&Resources Industry Leader, Deloitte Central Europe. “ I wish Romania will not  make a strategic mistake. I see in the public space a discussion about the change, in the rural ...

COVID-19 relief for fossil fuel industries risks green recovery plans

Thursday, June 11, 2020

The failure of governments and central banks to set out a green recovery from the coronavirus crisis is threatening to derail vital UN climate talks aimed at staving off global catastrophe, campaigners have ...

FPPG: Natural gas production in Romania, in danger

Thursday, June 11, 2020

The obligation to supply natural gas on the centralized markets in Romania according to the ANRE Order 79/2020 with subsequent amendments and completions generates a series of negative effects on the natural gas market, the Oil and Gas Employers’ Federation (FPPG) officials claim. Thus, provisions such as imposing the obligation of producers to make offers at a price level below production costs and of a starting price for 2020 at a level that is ...

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