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Romanian price measures undermine the wind energy market

The Romanian Government introduced a set of three measures to tackle high energy prices. The underlying thought behind these new rules is to support consumers who would struggle otherwise. But they are simultaneously putting excessive pressure on power generators and distributors. First, domestic and corporate consumers receive financial compensation for their elevated power bills. This … Continue reading Romanian price measures undermine the wind energy market

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Romania’s first offshore wind power projects

wpd offshore has applied for the development of offshore wind energy projects in the Romanian sector of the Black Sea. The Black Sea 1 and Black Sea 2 projects (respectively 500 MW and 1.4 GW) will be developed and built offshore Romania. Currently the company is in dialogue with governmental authorities to support the drafting … Continue reading Romania’s first offshore wind power projects

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Romania: new measures on electricity prices put wind energy expansion at risk

Today Romania adopted a set of measures, including a new tax on electricity producers, as a response to the current high electricity prices.  These measures will significantly harm the future of wind energy in Romania, says WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson. Romania is considering a second phase of wind energy expansion.  That could be seriously undermined now. … Continue reading Romania: new measures on electricity prices put wind energy expansion at risk

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Romania launches Code of Good Practice to support further wind energy build-out

On 26 May the Romanian Wind Energy Association launched a Code of Good Practice for Renewable Energy in Romania. WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson spoke at the launch event alongside Romania’s Energy State Secretary, George Niculescu, the Energy and Competition Regulators, the TSO and the Chair of the Energy Committee of the Romanian Parliament. The EU … Continue reading Romania launches Code of Good Practice to support further wind energy build-out

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Romania’s Hidroelectrica wants 300 MW offshore wind power

Hidroelectrica, one of the largest energy producers in Romania, wants to add 300 MW of offshore wind power and 300 MW of onshore wind power in the coming years, as well as green hydrogen production capacity on the Danube – said Bogdan Badea, president of Hidroelectrica, speaking on the occasion of completing the integration of … Continue reading Romania’s Hidroelectrica wants 300 MW offshore wind power

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Romanian coal miners skill centre to fully take off

It is crucial to take coal regions along in the European energy transition – we need a just transition. In practice this means that new jobs need to be created for fossil fuel workers – and they need to be trained to fill these jobs. This is the only way for coal regions to go … Continue reading Romanian coal miners skill centre to fully take off

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Coal miners visit Europe’s largest onshore wind farm in Romania

For the energy transition to succeed, it must be just. This means making sure that coal regions are not left behind. It means training fossil fuel workers so they can work in renewables. And it means showing that wind energy delivers jobs, prospects and a promising future for coal workers. It’s in this spirit that … Continue reading Coal miners visit Europe’s largest onshore wind farm in Romania

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Vestas sells majority stake in three wind power plants in Romania

Vestas has entered into an agreement to sell 80 percent of its shares in the subsidiaries owning the Romanian wind power plants Pantelimon, Pegasus, and Apollo to a non-disclosed buyer for a selling price of EUR 136m. Closing of the transaction is expected to take place within eight to ten weeks. The transaction is subject … Continue reading Vestas sells majority stake in three wind power plants in Romania

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Wind power ensured 20% of the electricity consumption in Romania

The wind energy ensured on Friday 20% of the electricity consumption, which places Romania on the fourth place in Europe, after Denmark (81% of consumption), Germany (37%) and Austria (23% of the consumption). According to the data provided by the association Wind Europe, the wind energy ensured 19% of the consumption of Portugal (fifth), followed … Continue reading Wind power ensured 20% of the electricity consumption in Romania

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Romania should opt for wind energy, which is cheapest

Romania should opt for the installation of new wind turbines in the future as additional power plants are needed and the wind source is cheaper than coal, natural gas or nuclear sources, Giles Dickson, CEO of Wind Europe told on Tuesday a profile conference organized in Bucharest.There is enough space in Romania for the installation … Continue reading Romania should opt for wind energy, which is cheapest

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Romania could reap the rewards of wind power

Romania should harness onshore wind to meet growing demand for electricity instead of investing in conventional power – this was the message WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson told the annual meeting of the Romanian Wind Energy Association in Bucharest today. Wind energy provided 12.2% of Romania’s electricity last year. With a more flexible grid and interconnectors … Continue reading Romania could reap the rewards of wind power

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Transeastern Power Trust announces acquisition of 45 MW operating wind farm

Transeastern Power Trust (“Transeastern” or the “Trust”) is pleased to announce that it has signed a binding agreement with OMV Petrom for the acquisition of OMV Petrom Wind Power SRL operating a 45 MW wind farm located in the Dobrogea Region, Romania (the “Dorobantu Wind Project”). The Dorobantu Wind Project is equipped with 15 Vestas-V90 … Continue reading Transeastern Power Trust announces acquisition of 45 MW operating wind farm

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Wind energy reaches a quarter of Romania’s power production

The wind energy accounted for 23% of Romania’s electricity production on Friday afternoon (April 15). It was the second most important power source, after hydropower, according to the state-controlled electricity transporter Transelectrica. The wind energy production amounted to 1,941 MW on Friday at 2pm whereas the hydropower reached 2,192 MW, representing 26% of the total, … Continue reading Wind energy reaches a quarter of Romania’s power production

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Wind energy in Romania: seventh EU country for wind turbines installed in 2014

Although last year there were 50 per cent fewer new wind turbines installed in Romania compared to 2013, the Romanian wind energy market has climbed one position in Europe among the largest markets for wind power, finishing in the tenth place in 2014 according to total capacity. Depending only on the mounted wind turbines in … Continue reading Wind energy in Romania: seventh EU country for wind turbines installed in 2014

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GE’s Wind Power Up* to Increase Power Output at Five European Wind Energy Farms

GE (NYSE: GE) announced European wind farm operators ENERTRAG AG and Monsson Group have selected GE’s Wind PowerUp* for wind farms in Germany and Romania. PowerUp services, a GE Predictivity* solution, allows wind farm operators to increase annual energy production (AEP) by up to 5 percent, taking into account environmental conditions. A 5 percent increase … Continue reading GE’s Wind Power Up* to Increase Power Output at Five European Wind Energy Farms

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Dobrogea becomes the largest wind farm in Central and Eastern Europe

Dobrogea became the largest wind farm in Central and Eastern Europe, with hundreds of 2.5 MW wind turbines being spread all over the Constanta County, in Cogealac, Fantele, Pestera, Independenta, Chirnogeni, Silistea, Targusor and Crucea localities and surrounding areas. The Dobrogea strong winds and the high price of electricity continue to attract investments in wind … Continue reading Dobrogea becomes the largest wind farm in Central and Eastern Europe

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EBRD provides loan for 84 MW wind farm in Romania

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) announced it will provide Romania with a loan worth €57 million (US$78 million) to fund its eighth wind power project in the country.   LUKERG Renew, a 50-50 joint venture headed by Italy-based ERG Renew and LUKOIL-Ecoenergo in Russia, is responsible for the wind farm’s development. The … Continue reading EBRD provides loan for 84 MW wind farm in Romania

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AMSC to make wind turbines components at new Romanian plant

Wind turbine parts maker AMSC is opening a new production center in Romania to make wind turbine electrical control systems for customers outside of China. The plant, in the city of Timisoara is expected to be operational during 2014/15 fiscal year. “By expanding its manufacturing footprint into Eastern Europe, AMSC is enhancing its distribution capabilities and … Continue reading AMSC to make wind turbines components at new Romanian plant

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ANRE gives Ok for two new wind energy plants in Romania

The National Regulatory Authority for Energy (ANRE) gave the permits for the construction of two new wind farms in Romania, following data published on the official site of the institution. According to Zoltan Nagy, member on the Board of the National Energy Regulatory Authority (ANRE), the approved and licensed capacities of all renewable energy facilities … Continue reading ANRE gives Ok for two new wind energy plants in Romania

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Wind power: Vestas secures 84 MW service agreement with an option for up to 150 MW in Romania

Vestas has secured a 15-year service contract covering 42 V90-2.0 MW wind turbines at the Topolog Dorobantu wind power plant in Tulcea County in Romania. The last of the 42 wind turbines is expected to be installed within April this year. The order has been placed by LUKERG Renew, a joint venture between ERG Renew … Continue reading Wind power: Vestas secures 84 MW service agreement with an option for up to 150 MW in Romania

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