Dragnea resuscitates Tarnita and Rovinari projects amid Chinese discussions

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The projects of the Tarniţa-Lăpuşteşti pumping plant, abandoned by the previous government, and of the Rovinari thermal power plant were on the agenda in talks with the Chinese Communist Party officials, said the PSD leader Liviu Dragnea.

“It is about the big project, reactors 3 and 4 from Cernavoda, about the Rovinari thermal power plant, the Tarniţa Lapustesti hydro power plant, a hydro power plant and two bridges on the Danube. It was also talked about resuming the Bucharest-Beijing flights”, Dragnea also said, explaining that for the time being the ways of working are established, subsequently the official documents will be passed.

China has an investment budget of billions of euros, and Romania has to “organize”, if it wants to benefit from these funds.

Complexul Energetic Oltenia, in partnership with China Huadian Engineering, should have begun building the new 600 MW energy plant in Rovinari, an investment of 847 million euros, in the first half of 2016.

The Tarniţa hydro power plant project, designed during the Communist regime in the late 1970s, was abandoned in the latest energy strategy project, being considered inefficient.

The Ministry of Energy led by Victor Grigorescu gave up the billion euros project from Tarniţa in the middle of last year, trying to find an alternative by building multiple hydropower plants with small pumping storage across the country. Romania has spent five million euros without a tangible result in the Hidro Tarniţa project, said Grigorescu. This was the second major project assumed by Romania to which the previous government gave up, after the Romania-Turkey submarine electricity cable, considered unfeasible.

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  1. Cablul submarin este un product usât moral pe care nici Turcia si Bulgaria nu l-au agreat. Cele doua tari au cerut din 2012 dezvoltarea interconexiunii pe uscat prin continuarea LEA750KV Isaccea Varna la Maritza si apoi in Turcia. Romania ar fi cea mai avantajata deoarece linia exista si functioneaza la 400 kV iar daca se doreste trecerea ei la 750 kV fie se reabiliteaza statia Isaccea fie se realizeaza o statie noua la Medgidia Sud. Pompajul este necesar atat in varaianta de mici CHEAP cum sunt cele de 234 Mw pe Olt (stocare distribuita) cat si in centrala Tarnita care este vitala pentru echilibrare si servicii de sistem sistem. Recenta declansare de la CEO cu descarcarea a 1200 Mw, cat si altele ale CNE, au subliniat necesitatea acestui tip de stocare care sa preia volatilitatile eolienelor.

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