Romania Market Overview

    Romania is a new entrant in renewable energy sector, with large scale projects (wind) starting to be commissioned since 2009/2010. The EU Directive  2009/28/CE from 23rd of April 2009, setting the mandatory quotas of renewable energy in the final consumption of each member state has been transposed into the Romanian legislation, through the Law 220/2008, subsequently improved by the amended Law 139/2010 and Emergency Ordinance 88/2011. In the meantime ANRE elaborate also the methodologies regarding functioning of green energy market.
    Because of his placement, Romania is situated in the European B sunlight, which gives the country a major solar potential waiting to be tapped. With 210 sunny days a year, Romania is eligible for annual energy flow between 1000 and 1300 located kWh / sqm / year.
Radiation level in Romania is very good compared to other countries with temperate climate, anddifferences, depending on geographical area, are very small. Solar radiation in Romania reaches maximum values ​​in June, 1.49 kWh / msq/zday, lows were recorded in February, 0.34 kWh /msq/day, wrote Green Report.
       Romania is divided into three main areas of sunlight: the red, about 1650 kWh / sqm / year,corresponding to Oltenia, Wallachia, Moldavia and southern Dobrogea, yellow zone, 1300-1450kWh / sqm / year, including Carpathian and Carpathian regions of Wallachia , all of Transylvania,the middle and northern Moldova, Banat, and the blue, 1150-1300 kWh / sqm / year, mountainregions.
Despite the existing potential, solar energy is not fully exploited in 2010 being installed only 2MW.

Green Certificates - ANRE order no. 14/2014

 Order of the National Regulatory Authority for Energy no. 14/2014 on the updating of the trading of green certificates and green not acquired the equivalent of a certificate applicable for 2014 was published in the Official Gazette, Part I, no. 169 of 10 March 2014.

 Since art. 11 paragraph ( 4 ) and Art. 12 paragraph ( 4) of Law no. 220/2008 establishing the promotion system of energy production from renewable energy sources , republished, with subsequent amendments , pursuant to Art. 9 paragraph ( 1) letter x ) of the Government Emergency Ordinance no. 33/2007 on the organization and functioning of the National Regulatory Authority for Energy , approved with modifications by Law no. 160/2012 ,


Article 1 . - Limit values ​​trading of green certificates market of green certificates for 2014 are:
a) the minimum value of 130.69 lei / green certificate ( 29.280 euro / green certificate ) ;
b ) the maximum value of 266.22 lei / green certificate ( 59.647 euro / green certificate )

72 new entries in OPCOM market places during December 2013


BLUE PLANET INVESTMENT (CMBC), ALL COLORS PROJECT ENERGY (DAM), MAPCOM LOGISTIK (GCM), CAMPUS SOLAR (GCM), GREEN VISION SEVEN (GCM), ADERRO G.P. ENERGY (GCM), AMROMCO ENERGY (CMNG), GAMA&DELTA ENERGY (DAM, CMBC, GCM), SOLARFUN (CMBC), DELTA&ZETA ENERGY (DAM, CMBC, GCM), TCV IMPEX (DAM, CMBC, GCM), PIRAMIDA SOARELUI (CMBC), WINDFARM MV I (CMBC), SILCRIS ENERGY (CMBC, GCM), ARV GOD TECHNOLOGY (GCM), MENAROM P.E.C. (GCM), TEMAD ENERGIE (DAM, CMBC, GCM), ECOENERGIA (CMBC), ASTROENERGIA GREEN PRODUCTION (CMBC, GCM), EZPADA (DAM, IDM, CMBC), EWIND (DAM), ELECTROUTILAJ (GCM), CO GER CONSTRUCŢII SOLAR 

OPCOM selects Trayport’s GlobalVision Exchange Trading System

   London, 9 January 2014 Trayport, a leading provider of energy trading solutions to traders, brokers and exchanges worldwide, and OPCOM (the Romanian Power Exchange) today announced that an agreement has been signed for OPCOM to use Trayport systems for the new Romanian electricity market.
OPCOM will launch a centralised electricity market for bilateral contracts with continuous negotiation. The market will be used for trading physical electricity forwards contracts for multiple standard delivery periods. Trayport’s Exchange Trading Solution (ETS) will be modified to meet the requirements of the new market. The system to be implemented by OPCOM is a hybrid of the OTC and Exchange market models.

    Trayport’s ETS is a market leading, real-time matching engine and front end trading system designed specifically to enable commodity exchanges to host electronic marketplaces. The extensive flexibility of the system provides exchanges with a single solution for price dissemination, order and deal management and matching of any energy commodity globally.

E-ON ofera 20 de sfaturi care vă pot aduce o reducere semnificativă a facturilor la electricitate şi gaze

20 de sfaturi care vă pot aduce o reducere semnificativă a facturilor la electricitate şi gaze

Compania E.ON Energie România încurajează clienţii să economisească energie  prin utilizarea eficientă a gazelor naturale şi a electricităţii, urmând câteva sfaturi care pot conduce nu doar la un confort termic sporit al locuinţei, ci şi la o reducere considerabilă a facturilor lunare.
Utilizarea eficientă a energiei în vederea obţinerii controlului asupra costurilor cu energia a devenit o preocupare majoră a consumatorilor nu doar cu ocazia debutului sezonului rece, ci şi în contextul liberalizării pieţei de energie, care implică şi creşterea treptată a preţurilor la gaze naturale şi electricitate în decursul următorilor ani.
Deşi eficienţa energetică acoperă un ansamblu mult mai vast de măsuri care privesc toate categoriile de consumatori, ceea ce îi stă fiecăruia în putinţă este să aplice câteva măsuri simple şi eficiente, unele dintre ele nepresupunând niciun cost.
Recomandările furnizorului de gaze naturale şi electricitate E.ON Energie România pentru a reduce factura de gaz sunt următoarele:

Energy Production - January 2014

Total 8098 MW


Enel inaugurates a new high voltage transmission line in the Southern area of Bucharest

Bucharest, September 9th, 2013 – Enel Distributie Muntenia inaugurated a new 110 kW underground line (high voltage) in the Southern area of Bucharest, a project which required an overall investment of approximately 13.4 million lei (around 3 million euros). 

The new transmission line links Bucuresti Sud primary station (managed by Transelectrica) to Filaret primary station (managed by Enel) and has a capacity of 200 MVA, while the former line, which was operational for more than 30 years, had a capacity of 120 MVA. . The modernization works were necessary since the consumption of the stations served by the former line increased by over 50% in the last 15 years.


Enel completed modernization works at Neptun primary station in Dobrogea region

Constanta, November 12th, 2013 – Enel Distributie Dobrogea has completed 
modernization works at Neptun primary station (high/medium voltage) in the Dobrogea 
region. The works required a total investment of more than 12 million lei (2.7 million 
euros). 

Neptun station is one of the central points of the electricity network serving customers 
in the southern area of the seaside in Constanta area. The station has been in operation 
for more than 35 years. On average, during summer months the station registers load 
peaks of 11 MW, so it was necessary to modernize the station’s equipment. 

Czech-Slovak-Hungarian-Polish-Romanian Market Integration

     Following the Memorandum of Understanding signed on 11 July 2013, the 5M MC Steering Committee, consisting of representatives of national regulatory authorities (ERÚ, ÚRSO, HEA, URE and ANRE), transmission system operators (ČEPS, SEPS, MAVIR, PSE, and Transelectrica) and power exchanges (OTE, OKTE, HUPX, TGE, and OPCOM) from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland and Romania, discussed the next steps in market integration of the day-ahead electricity markets.
Initially, parties faced a fundamental question on market organization in the context of other integration activities and interconnected electricity markets. A public survey addressed to companies active on the five markets aimed to gather feedback on possible implication of the proposed arrangements, mainly setting of a gate closure time (GCT) for entering the bids and scope of market integration (consult the survey questionnaire here).

New entries on green certificate market

65 new entries in OPCOM market places during November 2013, WDP DEVELOPMENT RO (DAM), ELSACO

ESCO S.R.L. (DAM, IDM), SIBIOARA WIND FARM (DAM), Energy Distribution Services (IDM), LJG GREEN

SOURCE ENERGY BETA (DAM, CMBC), SORTILEMN (CMBC), GREEN ENERGY FARM (DAM), ASERNIA SOLAR

(CMBC), CAMPUS SOLAR (CMBC), INFRADOORS (CMBC, GCM), GREEN TEHNIC (CMBC), AQUA BLUE ENERGY

WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM GREEN HOUSE financing through 2014 and how much money can I get?

The program , which targets only individuals of the award of fixed amounts of the Environment Fund budget , depending on the type of installation , as follows:

up to lei 6,000 for installing solar panels ;
up to lei 8,000 for the installation of heat pumps ;
up to lei 6,000 for the installation of thermal energy based pellets, briquettes , wood chips and any debris and green waste , agricultural, forestry , forestry .

Under this program , the applicant may apply to the following conditions:

Emergency Ordinance 57/2013

The Romanian Government published in the Official State
Gazette the Emergency Government Ordinance 57/2013 (“EGO 57/2013”) that
encompasses a set of modifications applicable the renewable energy sector, effective
from July 1st 2013.

The EGO 57/2013 i) respects the rights of the investments made in the renewable
energy sector, although re-profiling the cash-flows of the projects, and; ii) maintains
unchanged the cap and floor price of the Green Certificates (“GC”) that will annually
evolve according with the euro zone inflation.

Wind Energy:
· Current wind power plants maintain its right to collect two GC per MWh
generated until December 31st 2017 and one GC from January 1st 2018 until
completing 15 years of operation.
· One of the GC attributed to the wind generation between July 1st 2013 and
March 31st 2017, can only be sold in the 2018-2020 period.

Solar Energy:
· Current solar PV power plants maintain its right to collect six GC per MWh
generated during 15 years.
· Two of the GC attributed to the solar PV generation between July 1st 2013
and March 31st 2017, period can only be sold from April 1st 2017 to December
31st 2020.

HG 994/2013 - Reducing number of Green Certificates

Article 1). Is approved the measurements of green certificates number for situations provided at art. 6 paragraph (2) lettter a), c) and f) from Law no. 220/2008 for establishing promotion system of energy production from renewable sources, republished with subsequently adnotations and provisions for power palnts owned by owners of energy production from renewable sources, accredited by ANRE:
    a) 0,7 GC for each 1MWh produced and delivered by the hydro power plants if a are new, with a maximum 10 MW power installed;
    b) 0,5 GC till the year of 2017 and 0.25 GC starting with the year of 2018, for each 1 MWh produced and delivered by wind farms producers;
     c) 3 GC for each MWh produced and delivered by solar energy producers.

   Article 2). The present Government decision will entry in force starting from date January 1st, 2014