Romania became a net importer of electricity

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In July 2019, Romania was a net importer of electricity, a situation that has never been encountered for this summer month since at least a decade.

The net import of electricity of July 2019 was of 187 GWh, in the conditions of a net consumption of 4.71 GWh and of an internal production of only 4.54 TWh, according to the data recently published by Transelectrica, quoted by e-nergia.ro.

The main difference from last year was a sharp decrease in hydro energy production, against the background of an almost identical contribution of lignite power plants and a small increase in renewables. An important role has had the resumption of high capacity of gas power generation, most likely by the Petrom gas station, which had better market conditions compared to previous months (gas had a negligible share in energy production), without which the import balance would have been probably even higher.

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