On March 30, 2021, the Romanian National Committee of the World Energy Council (RNC-WEC) organized, in partnership with Electrica SA, the conference “Past, present and future for electricity in Romania”. The dialogue highlighted the lessons of the forefathers and identified the main directions for smart development for electricity in the future and staff training in the context of new technological developments.
At the opening of the conference, broadcast live from the office of the founder of the National Technical Museum “Dimitrie Leonida”, the President of the RNC-WEC Iulian Iancu referred to the role of institutions such as “Dimitrie Leonida National Technical Museum”. They “constitute the most powerful arsenal of a nation in defending its origins, identity, culture, tradition”, said Iulian Iancu. “Access to energy must be ensured to all categories of people, and meeting climate change targets is of great importance at global level,” he said. “The young generation has all the capabilities to take on the set of opportunities that are now within their reach and to provide solutions to the current challenges.”
In his speech, Niculae Havrilet, adviser at the Ministry of Energy, reminded Romania’s ability to produce and store renewable energy sources onshore and offshore. Storage by obtaining green hydrogen is the focus of specialists, he said: “Hydrogen will be the most used fuel, especially for heavy transport, be it aviation or shipping. The Modernization Fund also supports the production of electricity from renewable sources to a very large extent.”
There were also interventions by Silvia Vlasceanu (ACUE), Valeriu Binig (Enel Romania), Ion Lungu (AFER), Horia Necula (UPB – Faculty of Energy), Doina Vornicu (CEZ Romania).
According to the participants, the National Technical Museum “Dimitrie Leonida” should become emblematic of the world of science, technology and technology. There is already in place an important plan for the development of the museum, based on which many educational modules can be developed.
The Romanian National Committee Association of the World Energy Council (RNC-WEC) comprises the largest national network of energy specialists and is the main energy organization in Romania, a founding member of the World Energy Council since 1924. NRC-WEC is a professional, apolitical, non-governmental, non-profit or property organization, NCR-WEC focuses on the interests of various Romanian institutions and organizations interested in energy issues and its relationship with the economy and the environment, specialists and civil society.