ANRE removes another 1,000 non-functional MW from the producers’ licenses

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Bogdan Tudorache

ANRE has eliminated another 1,010 non-functional MWs of capacity from the producers’ licenses, the institution announced.

“ANRE considers that it is necessary for the process of removing non-functional electricity generation capacities from producers’ licenses to continue in order to provide a real, clear picture of the production sources available in the national energy system. Maintaining licensed production capacities that no longer work discourages new investments in electricity production in Romania.

Thus, during the meeting of the Regulatory Committee on 24.02.2021, the Authority approved amendments to the licenses for the commercial operation of cogeneration electricity and heat generation capacities, amounting to a total reduction of the total installed electric power of 1,010 MW,” says the ANRE release.

Thus, from the beginning of the analysis period, respectively the year 2018, ANRE eliminated a total capacity of 4,400 non-functional MW, which decreased, thus, from the value of 23,983 MW, to 19,583 MW.

ANRE considers that the elimination of non-functional capacities from the license should be accompanied by a process financed as much as possible from European funds, of installation of new capacities, which should contribute to the fulfillment of the objectives set by the European Union of reducing pollutant emissions, increasing the share of renewable sources in gross energy consumption and increasing energy efficiency.

“The installation of new efficient and high-performance production capacities will significantly contribute to reducing dependence on imports, increasing competitiveness in the domestic wholesale electricity market and ultimately lead to a reduction in the price to the final consumer.”

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