The gas and electricity distribution company Delgaz Grid has attracted, since 2012, non-reimbursable financing for projects worth over 180 million lei, five of which were successfully completed, while another four are in various stages of implementation.
Currently, the company has five more projects under work, worth approximately 260 million lei, aimed at digitalizing and automating the distribution network. More precisely, they aim at the modernization of grid networks and intelligent metering for customers in Bacău, Neamț and Suceava counties, as well as the modernization and integration in SCADA of some transformation stations in Suceava and Botoșani counties in order to take over the electricity production from renewable sources.
“Modernizing the distribution infrastructure, especially through automation and digitalization, is a priority of Delgaz Grid and accessing European funds is a great opportunity to supplement our own investment funds, for the benefit of our customers,” said Csulak Ferenc, General Manager of Delgaz Grid.
Currently, four projects are in different stages of implementation, with a total value of 103 million lei, of which the non-reimbursable financing from the European Union and the Government of Romania is of about 58 million lei.
In Iași, works are being carried out for intelligent metering for over 10,000 customers, the value of the project being of almost 54 million lei.
Another project, worth about 31 million lei, aims to modernize and integrate into SCADA five transformation stations (Huşi, Stănileşti, Vetrişoaia, Fălciu and Murgeni) in Vaslui County.
A project similar to the one in Vaslui County, worth over 16 million lei, targets the Hârlău, Pașcani and Gorban transformation stations in Iaşi County.
Delgaz Grid SA diversifies its project portfolio by participating in a European consortium, which received funding from the Horizon2020 program, with the main objective of improving the cyber security of the smart electricity distribution network at EU level.
This collaborative project aims to detect security and privacy incidents and attacks, ensuring continuity and minimizing cascading effects in the smart distribution network.
The five completed projects so far have a total value of 78.5 million lei, of which 30 million lei are non-reimbursable funds from the European Union and the Romanian Government.