Emil Calota, Vice President of the National Energy Regulatory Authority (ANRE), places energy efficiency as the most profitable resource for Romania for the coming 10-20 years, according to Agerpres.
“Romania’s most profitable resource for the next 10 or 20 years is energy efficiency. Unfortunately, even though we are the third country in Europe in terms of energy independence, based on energy efficiency Romania is among laggards”, said Calota during a conference on energy matters organized by German Romanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
He highlighted the importance of renewable energy sources, namely biomass in the context of increasing energy efficiency, strategy in which high efficiency cogeneration is a key aspect given that it concerns thermal restoring in the public buildings segment – 3 percent of them need to be refurbished each year, states the same source.
The ANRE delegate also emphasized the necessity of developing a strategy for using biomass as fuel for generating electric and thermal power, since this green energy resource has a substantial potential in Romania, stating that at least half of the 42 counties have both resources and need for using biomass. Calota also commented on the national energy strategy, mentioning that Romania is rethinking the strategy which should be focused on consolidating the power transmission network, on interconnections with other countries and energy storage.