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“Thus, the Strategy seems to be a collection of outdated development plans of state-owned companies, old plans with questionable potential of completion, in disregard to wind energy, the only technology that has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.