The representatives of the renewable energy industry say that Romania can get out of the current situation and become an energy leader of the region if it will allow investments in wind and solar energy to develop.
“We have already seen how easy we can transform from net exporters to energy importers, we must do everything we can to regain our leadership role,” said Claudia Brandus, president of the Romanian Wind Energy Association (RWEA), at the Energy Transition event.
According to market estimates, for the whole of 2019, Romania will become a net importer of electricity, a first for the post-communist period. “Renewable energies represent the main technology that will be developed in the next 10 years globally, with wind energy to ensure at least 35% of the global consumption by 2050. We are not talking about a vision, we are talking about a winning technology from all points of view, impact on the environment, flexibility and economic reliability. Romania needs as much capacity as it can to stay competitive in the short, medium and long term.
We can prevent their development through inadequate market rules and expensive technical solutions, or we can help their integration by choosing efficient network flexibility solutions and developing market rules that reduce risk, respectively the costs of new capacities. The choice is ours as a country,” said Brânduş, according to e-nergia.ro.
Romania has an installed capacity of about 3,000 MW in wind and 1,500 MW in photovoltaics, according to the latest data from ANRE.