The measures that were implemented by Ministry of Energy, during 2022 showed their effects, and prices were kept at a sustainable level for both domestic and industrial consumers, said on Thursday Dan-Dragoş Drăgan, secretary of state in the Ministry of Energy.
“I want to assure the entire energy market in Romania that the measures that were implemented at the Ministry of Energy in the past period, during 2022, in order to be able to face the challenges in this market, showed their effects. Through these measures, prices were kept at a sustainable level for both domestic and industrial consumers. Of course, those measures were taken in accordance with the principles and regulations of the European Union, and at the same time, some measures had to be implemented in a short period of time. If we refer to the part of strategy, directions and development that Romania is pursuing in the next period, I can assure you that we are also pursuing, and we are committed to supporting climate neutrality at the level of 2050,” Drăgan said, according to Agerpres.
He added that, through the National Integrated Energy and Climate Change Plan, Romania must have at least 30.7% renewable sources in total production volume in 2030.
The representative of the Ministry of Energy pointed out that the development of production capacities from nuclear sources will be continued, through Units 3 and 4 from Cernavodă.
“At the strategic level, we follow the continuation and development of production capacities from nuclear sources and we are talking about the continuation of Units 3 and 4 from Cernavodă. The development of a production capacity from nuclear sources based on small, modular capacities. At the same time, we consider that the gas will represent, until 2050, a transition fuel and in this direction we aim to create new, efficient capacities, which will be prepared for the use of the gas and hydrogen mix. All these capacities, strategies, will be supported by an extensive program of investments, and the financing sources come from the National Recovery and Resilience Plan and from the Modernization Fund. From the National Recovery and Resilience Plan, a value of approximately 1, 6 billion euro was allotted. We must not forget the fact that we want strategic level development, including the potential that Romania has it in the Black Sea. And here we refer to offshore wind production and we are convinced that, during this year, the primary legislation will be available for potential applicants and companies that want to develop these production capacities,” the official explained.