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Delgaz Grid invests 5.7 mln. euro in the modernization of three substations

11 February 2022

The Siret transformer stations (110/20kV) in Suceava, Dorohoi and Bucecea counties in Botoșani county will be modernized with a total investment of 5.7 million euro. The project involves the replacement of high and medium voltage equipment, following a European co-financing of 4.1 million euro. Also, the necessary conditions will be created for the integration in SCADA (remote data control and acquisition) of the three transformer stations, Delgaz Grid announced.

The main objective of the works is to increase the security of taking over the electricity produced from renewable resources by reducing the number of interruptions, reducing the amount of undelivered electricity and reducing the maintenance costs of the distribution network.

At the same time, the quality of the distribution service will be improved for almost 50,000 customers who are fed from the stations included in the project.

The investment is co-financed with approximately 20.8 million lei (about 4.1 million euro) from the European Regional Development Fund REACT-EU (through POIM 2014-2020, Priority Axis 6: Promoting clean energy and energy efficiency in order to sustain an economy with low carbon emissions), and the difference of over 7.7 million lei (VAT included) is the contribution of Delgaz Grid.

Accessing European funding sources is a priority for Delgaz Grid in order to achieve the objectives of modernizing and digitizing the electricity distribution infrastructure. At the moment, seven projects, worth about 187 million lei (about 37 million euro), with a co-financing of 140 million lei, are in different stages of implementation.

Two similar projects, which involve the modernization in order to take over the electricity produced from renewable resources of 3 transformer stations in Iași County and 5 transformer stations in Vaslui County are currently in various stages of implementation.

Two other projects, aimed at modernizing the distribution network and installing 10,000 smart meters for consumers, are underway in the municipalities of Iasi and Suceava.

Also, two European-funded projects are being implemented, one of which aims at the digital skills of staff, and the other aims at cybersecurity objectives.

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