Wind energy in Romania – Eight wind power plants approved in 2011

Eight wind turbines projects have signed contracts to connect to the grid since the beginning of the year, with a new giant wind farm receiving the green light after the 600-MW project of the Czechs at CEZ – the investment of Spain’s Iberdrola, which, after this stage of approval, can start construction work.

According to data of Transelectrica (national energy transmission company), from the beginning of this year until mid-March, around 1,300-MW wind power projects, equivalent to the capacity of two nuclear reactors of the Cernavodã power station, had signed contracts to connect to the power grid.

The list of investors includes well-known international giants, as well as local entrepreneurs and developers who are not at their first project in the sector. Of the eight wind farm plants that have reached this stage of approval, one of the most important in the whole set of approvals necessary, three will be connected to the grid managed by Transelectrica, three to the distribution grid managed by Enel Dobrogea, one to E.ON Moldova’s distribution grid and another to the grid of Electrica Distribuþie Transilvania Nord.