Vice president of ANRE: Central heating system in big cities needs urgent solution
The disorganized central heating system
in the big Romanian cities, including Bucharest, is something that
needs urgent solving, but at least for now, we don't have a solution
that we can use nationwide, says the vice president of the Romanian
Energy Regulatory Authority (ANRE), Emil Calota, cited by Agerpress. 'The advanced state of decay and the
chaos that dominates the central heating system in the big cities in
Romania, starting with the capital city itself, is one of the major
problems we have been facing.
It is an urgent matter for which we
don't have a solution that we can implement nationwide right now. We
have been working, together with Parliament and the Government, on a
set of laws to encourage investments in the modernization and
upgrading of the heating systems in the big cities more,' specified
Calota. He also referred to the lack of
continuity of some national program in the energy efficiency field
and about the lack of support for some sectoral program or measures
that were supposed to help with the development of the energy market.
'Inconsequence seems to be a historical
feature of our society. However, when this inconsequence comes to be
expressed through the lack of continuity of national program in the
energy efficiency field or through the lack of such sectoral program
or measures needed for the development of the energy services market
it becomes a critical matter that affects our entire society. And
I'll give you two examples.
The thermal rehabilitation of block of
flats and multi-storey buildings, on the one hand, and the stagnation
in the implementation of the ESCO contracts (namely contracts with
companies that offer energy efficiency services) for the public
sector, since the private sector already functions well, on the other
hand,' Emil Calota said.