Energy
The challenges of a liberalized energy market in Romania
The Association of Romanian Electricity Suppliers - AFEER organized the 3rd edition of its annual conference on the effects and challenges of the new market liberalization. "The liberalization of the energy market remains a topic of relevance. All of us - market participants, consumers, authorities - we have questions, we are looking for answers. Under the conditions of rising energy prices, switching to a free market for a consumer can become an advantageous option. On the other hand, in the face of new challenges, suppliers are forced to reinvent themselves, to come up with new products and services to keep customers close and to constantly conquer new customers, "said Mr. Ion Lungu, President of AFEER. more »
President of the CC: Renewable energy and offshore gas producers may be exempted from the obligation to sell on the stock exchange
The Competition Council is willing to accept the exemption of renewable energy and Black Sea gas producers from the stock exchange trading rule said Bogdan Chiriţoiu, the president of the institution in the Energy Transition conference in Bucharest. "The problem that we have in Romania is that the large electricity producers are state-owned and large state-owned companies are suspect of corruption, hence the ban that these companies can make long-term bilateral contracts because we are afraid of what they would do, what would happen to these contracts if we let the big state producers complete them," Chiriţoiu said. more »
October 30, 2017 15:52
The European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending EUR 50m to Transgaz, the national gas transmission company of Romania, to finance the construction of a new European gas transmission corridor to increase security of gas supply and to reduce energy dependence by making it possible to diversify gas supply routes and sources. This operation is backed by the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) under the Investment Plan for Europe (IPE) announced the EIB. ...more »
October 20, 2017 15:42
The revitalization of two of the major companies in which the state is a shareholder, the Oltenia Power Complex and the Hunedoara Energy Complex, as well as the completion of an investment of 23.5 million lei in the CE Oltenia, are among the objectives accomplished by the current Cabinet in the field of energy....more »
October 17, 2017 14:36
The liberalization of the electricity and natural gas markets is an important contribution to Romania's convergence process towards the Euro Zone, in order to avoid consumer shocks, said Emil Calota, the vice-president of the National Regulatory Au...more »
October 16, 2017 13:40
The Romanian Energy Efficiency Forum, the most important annual event dedicated to the development of sustainable energy programs, reached its fourth edition. At the discussion table came key people in this sector, from Government representatives, specialists from project developers, large profile companies, and banks that can fund this sector. Organized by the Romanian Association for the Promotion of Energy Efficiency (ARPEE), together with GOVNET Conferences, the debate highlighted both legal bottlenecks and the present opportunities in energy sector, concrete project financing solutions and examples of good practice at the local level....more »
October 10, 2017 15:52
Romania currently has the richest energy mix in the region, if not in Europe, and should be used as such, Energy Minister Toma Petcu said, adding that the Energy Strategy of Romania is a project that can represent our country at least in the next 20 years. The document is under discussion at the Ministry of the Environment. My goal is to transform the Romanian Energy Strategy in law, move it to Parliament for discussions and approval. ...more »
October 10, 2017 11:45
The Energy Efficiency Forum, the most important annual event dedicated to energy efficiency and the development of sustainable energy programs, has reached its fourth edition at an opportune moment in this field, considering the new strategies for the implementation of the EU Directive no. 27/2012. Organized by the Romanian Association for the Promotion of Energy Efficiency (ARPEE) together with GOVNET Conferences, the event will discuss both the opportunities and the challenges encountered during the implementation of energy efficiency programs ...more »
October 05, 2017 17:08
Gas suppliers could stop providing to households on the winter if the National Regulatory Authority for Energy (ANRE) does not recognize the costs of acquiring gas on the gas exchange, said Niculae Havrileţ, president of ANRE....more »
September 28, 2017 17:05
The Vice-President of the European Commission Maros Sefcovic, currently on an official visit to Romania, said, at the Aspen energy summit, that Romania is rich in natural resources and that it can develop rapidly in terms of renewable energies. Also, Sefcovic hopes that Romania will become energy exporter. ...more »
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