E-Distribuție Dobrogea has completed the modernisation project of the Abator primary station in Constanța, following investment of approximately 12 million lei, which will improve the distribution service quality for about 26,000 customers.
The high to medium voltage 110/20/10 kV station will now provide improved services to household and industrial consumers in the south-east area of the city of Constanța, in the perimeter of Peninsulă Portul Turistic, Primărie, Gară, Abator, Far, Viile Noi, CET, Km 4-5, Km 5, Faleză Sud. The Abator station serves approximately 19% of the low-voltage customers in Constanța (mostly households) and 18 large business customers, powered via the medium voltage grids.
The modernisation works included the replacement of all the primary high voltage equipment and all the secondary circuits with the latest technologies, in order to ensure higher technical capabilities, improve network reliability and optimise the maintenance operations.
Moreover, the capacity of the station was increased, as the 20/10 kV transformers was amplified from 10 MVA to 16 MVA, which will significantly reduce the number of disconnected customers in case of a fault.
The projects are part of a large investment plan conducted by E-Distributie companies in Romania to improve the quality of the services offered to customers, by upgrading and retrofitting the electrical stations, the distribution power grid and by implementing Enel group’s environmental standards.
As a result of the investments made for the networks modernisation, the three E-Distributie companies in the areas of South Muntenia, Banat and Dobrogea have been leading for many years the top of electricity distribution operators in Romania. According to the latest official reports of the National Energy Regulatory Authority (ANRE), for the year 2017, the SAIDI index for E-Distributie Muntenia was 145 minutes, the most performant in the country, the national average recorded being 283.9 minutes. The E-Distributie Dobrogea and Banat also had performances below the national average, with the SAIDI index of 185 minutes and 259 minutes, respectively.