Romania's net electricity exports totaled 7.1 Twh in 2014, 3.5 times higher compared to the previous year, according to the audited results presented by Transelectrica, the domestic system and transmission operator.
Total exports of electricity came to 8.5 Twh, 45 percent above the 2013 level, while imports nearly halved to 1.4 Twh from 2.7 Twh in 2013.
The export volume recorded last year was the highest since 2004, when Transelectrica started to register electricity exports and imports separately, explained Ion Toni Teau, the company's CEO, during a press conference.
Higher volumes of electric power exports were recorded in the context of a 11.6 percent growth in the domestic electricity production which came to 60.7 Twh, whereas consumption rose only by 2 percent to 53.5 Twh.
As per Transelectrica's data, in 2014 the hydropwer energy sector accounted for 30.7 percent of the total production, followed by coal power stations, nuclear power plants, renewables, and gas power plants.