There is no risk that Bucharest residents will run out of heat and hot water after RADET entered bankruptcy on Monday, said Economy and Energy Minister, Virgil Popescu.
He said that he urgently called on the heat sector officials at a meeting, at the ministry, as soon as he heard the news of the definitive bankruptcy of RADET.
“We have now called at the Ministry of Economy headquarters the Secretary of State for Energy, the general director of Elcen, the administrator of Elcen – on the way – to see what a quick solution we will find. We need to talk to the City Hall as well. We must find a solution that would not pose any problem for the thermal energy supply of the population,” said Popescu, quoted by Agerpres.
According to him, the City Hall must find a solution through which company or service to take over the energy.
“We will find it together, I do not think we will have differences of opinion on this aspect. That’s why we called on everyone, also Elcen, to come up with a solution if proposals from the mayor’s office will be delayed,” continued the minister.
Asked if there is a risk that the people of Bucharest will be left without heat, he replied: “No, no! The problems are only legal.”
“We have to find the best formula. Believe me, I am heated up… with the problem of heating. At Drobeta Turnu Severin we also found the legal solution to solve the problem. We will find the legal solution, obviously, in collaboration with the Mayor’s office,” he added.