OMV Petrom has installed photovoltaic panels in 110 OMV and Petrom filling stations in Romania, as part of an investment program that has totaled around 3 million euros, so far.
By the end of the current year, the number of stations equipped with photovoltaic panels will increase to 150 units, respectively up to approximately 30% of the network of OMV and Petrom stations in Romania.
The estimated annual production of the photovoltaic panels will be 2,700 MWh, which is equivalent to the energy needed annually for 1,500 apartments.
“Reducing carbon emissions is a very important goal for us, whether we’re talking about our own operations or the products we make available to our customers. The installation of photovoltaic panels allows our retail network to take a step forward in this direction. Our objective is that, by 2025, half of the entire network of OMV Petrom stations in Romania will be solar stations, with low energy consumption,” said Radu Căprău, member of the OMV Petrom Directorate, responsible for Refining and Marketing.
OMV Petrom has set out to achieve carbon neutrality for its own operations by 2050 and to contribute to the decarbonisation process of its customers. To generate new projects with low and zero carbon emissions, the company will invest 3.7 billion euros of the 11 billion euro plan until 2030. This is the largest private investment plan in the Romanian energy sector.