RWEA: 1,200 MW by 2030- too little; Energy strategy – a contradictory theory, expensive for consumers

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RWEA – Romanian Wind Energy Association expresses its concern about the Energy Strategy proposed by the Ministry of Energy, which ignores the current technical, economic and climate trends and proposes measures contrary to the stated objectives, to the detriment of consumers, the association announced.

“Thus, the Strategy seems to be a collection of outdated development plans of state-owned companies, old plans with questionable potential of completion, in disregard to wind energy, the only technology that has demonstrated that it has met the objectives of the latest strategy adopted in Romania, and bringing technological progress to Romania; it has created occupations and vocational schools; it has improved its technical performance in spite of a regulatory framework created for conventional technologies and has reduced its costs despite the losses suffered as a result of repeated changes to the support scheme, losses that exceeded 25% of the invested capital.

The Energy Strategy document speaks an additional wind power capacity of about 1,200 MW by 2030, a goal far less ambitious than the benefits this technology brings to consumers.

Wind energy has become the cheapest form of energy generation, with an average cost of installation in Romania of about 1.080 Euro / kW and an Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE) of about 52 Euro / MWh during the Strategy’s analysis period.

A RWEA study realized with the support of Deloitte, and which was sent to the Energy Ministry in the position paper on the Energy Strategy, shows the technical and economic opportunity for additional capacity from wind power of at least 3,000 MW in the strategy horizon, an added value of more than 5 billion euro between 2021 and 2030, while the impact of investments related to the development of renewable energy sources will reach 350 billion euros during the analyzed period.

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  1. Ceea ce spune RWEA/Deloitte, in mare, la odul foarte general,este adevarat….dar, Totusi, prima optiune, ramine conversia lignit-gaze (asa cum foarte bine a propus ESCOROM spre dezbatere publica mai deunazi). Motivatia este simpla: LCOE (levelized cost of energy, pentru cei ce nu sunt familiarizati cu termenul) rezulta sub cei 52 EUR/MWh cit este indicat de RWEA pentru energia eoliana astazi ! (chiar cu gaz din Marea Neagra la 260 EUR/’000Nm3 !, pentru ca conversia are un cost de <350 EUR/KW instalat, fata de eolian de 1080 EUR/KW !) Deci, ca optiune de "least cost" conversia (sau repowering) ramine prima optiune si asta va aduce in system ~5000 MW, energie curate, ieftina si, mai ales, in baza. Daca consideram ca TG au flexibilitatea foarte mare, "balancing-ul" devine o problema lejera si face din Tarnita un subiect inutil.
    Deci, energia eoliana, trebuie dezvoltata in acest context, dar, mai ales, trebuie sa se combine in centrale "virtuale" chiar cu unitatile convertite la gaz !…apoi, marea directive pentru eolienne este sa intre in piata caldurii…nu numai a electricitatii si sa produca energie termica in cogenerare (tehnologia CHP-Battery), folosind energia din piata de echilibrare si pentru inclazire (decarbonizarea sistemelor de termoficare)…

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