Energy
June 07, 2016 16:16
Hidroelectrica threatened Translectrica and CEZ with a law suit for moral and material prejudice caused by accusations in the power blackout on the 1st of June in counties Valcea and Arges, leaving 150 000 individual and industrial consumers without electricity.  According to Hidroelectrica, the common briefing sent by Transelectrica (energy transportation) and CEZ (energy distribution) was "built on a lie", "tendentious" and "prejudicial". They also state that they have no fault in the matter, since their power flows were 70 MW below the allocated power and they notified Transelectrica about it the day before. ...more »
May 30, 2016 21:44
After the approval within the Supreme Council of National Defense (CSAT) of the report edited by the Ministry of Energy concerning units 3 and 4 in Cernavoda, President Klaus Iohannis declared on the 27th of May that the nuclear energy quota will increase to 30-32 %. According to the president, this change will have a major impact in the economic growth, and also in keeping and creating jobs. ...more »
May 30, 2016 17:12
Gas transport companies SNTGN Transgaz and GRTgaz France signed a memorandum for cooperation on the 25th of May in Bucharest, in the presence of the Ambassador of France in Bucharest, Francois Saint-Paul, state secretary in the Ministry of Energy, Aristotel Jude, and representatives of French and Romanian specialty companies. According to Saint-Paul, this is "an agreement for implementing the European Energetic Strategy in Romania" and "it illustrates perfectly the cooperation and the connections that could take place between our countries". The memorandum was signed by President CA Transgaz, Ion Sterian, and the Head of European Funds and International Affairs Ciprian Alic for the Romanian side, as for the French side, it was signed by Thierry Trouve, General Manager of GRTgaz, and Laurent Thery, head of international development of GRTgaz. ...more »
May 04, 2016 09:22
The Chinese from China Energy Company (CEFC) are the new major shareholders of Rompetrol Rafinare, after closing a deal with KazMunayGas (CN KMG), Kazakhstan’s national company for oil and gas.  The preparatory arrangements for this deal were taken care of by experts from Kazakhstan, China, and Romania, and made possible signing the Memorandum of Agreement on 14 December 2015 in the presence of the Chinese and Kazakhstani Prime Ministers, as well as its validation by the main parties of the transaction on 29 January 2016 (Term Sheet). ...more »
April 27, 2016 12:06
According to Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos during an energy conference held in Bucharest, and following Petro Porosenko's visit in Bucharest last week, Ukraine has a “strong will to continue the efforts for energy connection with the Romanian grid for gas, as well as electricity”, and that “both parties are looking for the resources to make it happen, also by stimulating the Romanian electrical companies to be a part of the project.” In the context of European financing for projects like BRUA (energetic interconnection between western Europe and Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, and Austria), the PM suggested that the EU should also support and finance the interconnection between the states in the eastern partnership in order to develop the economic cooperation “so that these countries remain connected to Europe not only on a declaration level”, and hopes for Romania to become an “energetic hub.”...more »
April 19, 2016 15:58
The Energetic Complex Oltenia (CE Oltenia) is going through a rough patch since losses of approximately 220 million EUR in 2015, and about 155 million EUR in 2014 have caused extreme measures of preparing for July the dismissal of 2000 employees out of their total 15 000. 150 miners from CE Oltenia have come to Bucharest today after walking over 300 kilometers in order to protest against the dismissals....more »
April 12, 2016 13:52
A survey conducted by The European Association of Societies of ESCO (UE.ESCO) together with the European Federation of Intelligent Energy Efficiency Services (EFIEES)-as volunteer co-administrators of The European Code of Conduct on Energy Performance Contracts (EPC), based on Eurostat guidance note showed that EU guidance rules have negative impact on investments in energy efficiency in the public sector. Ten member states (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Ireland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden) out of 15, participant to the survey, have reached the previous conclusion. ...more »
March 29, 2016 12:06
Electrica’s attempt to take back its subsidiaries’ holdings from Fondul Proprietatea (managed by Franklin Templeton Investment Management Limited UK- Bucharest Branch) has not crystalized into a transaction, after several rounds of negotiations between the two. The subject of Electrica’s request refers to the four companies where it now has the majority of shares - Electrica Distribuție Transilvania Sud SA ("EDTS"), Electrica Distribuție Transilvania Nord SA ("EDTN"), Electrica Distribuție Muntenia Nord SA ("EDMN"), and Electrica Furnizare SA ("EF").  ...more »
March 25, 2016 14:26
The first desalinization station through reverse osmosis powered by renewable energy sources and entirely automatic was launched by Monsson Middle-East in Qatar, on 16th of March. The beneficiaries will be able to access desalinized fresh water with lower expenses for energy and consumption, and they are sure this is the perfect solution to deal with increasing energy requests without utilizing fossil fuel, but only nature force....more »
March 15, 2016 16:43
The Association of the Electricity Suppliers in Romania AFEER, proposed a set of changes for energy Law no. 123/2012. The suggestions were made through the association president Ion Lungu, regarding the implementations of new rules that apply in an equitable manner to all the participants in the market and in conformity with the EU practices. The amendments propositions cover all the identified gaps and tackle the issues in the actual law with the declared purpose of having an equidistant and transparent electricity market for all the participants....more »
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