Transelectrica remains a proactive partner in terms of strategic relations and integration of the Republic of Moldova into the European Union, and the interconnection of the Republic of Moldova is and will remain a priority, said Bogdan Grecia, member of the Transelectrica Board, within the event Regional approach: Chisinau 2021, organized by Energynomics.
“Transelectrica has always been a proactive partner in terms of strategic relations and integration of the Republic of Moldova in the European Union, and the interconnection of the Republic of Moldova it is and will remain a priority for us. We support and implement EU projects in terms of electricity strategy”, said Bogdan Grecia.
“The collaboration between Romania and the Republic of Moldova is particularly important, first of all for the diversification of sources. We tried to establish 20 projects of national interest, and one of these projects is the 400 kV line from Balti station. This diversification of sources helps us to have a better balance in the system. We also follow with interest the training process coordinated by ENTSO-E, the association of transmission and system operators in the European Union; we look to see what the evolution is on the synchronous interconnection side. As a member of ENTSO-E, obviously we also do our part to the work, so that it is achieved as soon as possible”, added Bogdan Grecia.
At the same time, he mentioned that for renewable energy, where Romania has a very large installed capacity in the Dobrogea area, the back-to-back station from Vulcănești was developed. “It is the option we are considering and we want to develop the project as soon as possible”, he added.
The Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Moldova approved the establishment of the Preliminary Investigation Commission for declaring the public utility of national interest of the construction works of the Vulcănești-Chisinau overhead power transmission line and the Vulcănești Back-to-Back, station earlier this year. The works are part of the project “Interconnection of electricity networks between the Republic of Moldova and Romania, Phase I”. For the financing of the works, the Loan Agreement between the Republic of Moldova and the EBRD in the amount of 80 million euros was concluded; the financing contract between the Republic of Moldova and the EIB in the amount of 80 million euros; loan agreements between the Republic of Moldova and the International Development Association (AID) for 47.9 million euros and 13.1 million euros, respectively. Also, there is a grant agreement between the Republic of Moldova, SE “Moldelectrica” and EBRD in the amount of 39.9 million euros.
The conference Regional Approach: Chișinău was organised by Energynomics with the support of our partners: ABB România, Electrica Furnizare, Kawasaki Gas Turbine Europe Gmbh, LAPP România, Nova Power & Gas, Siemens Energy Romania, Transelectrica, Transgaz.