Romania provided over 86% of its national electricity consumption from renewable sources, around noon on Wednesday, and exported about 1,500 MW, according to data on the state of the national energy system in real time, posted on the Transelectrica website.
Thus, at 11:35, hydro energy produced was of 3,513 MW, followed by wind – 2,195 MW. Other renewable sources were solar – 487 MW and biomass – 87 MW, according to Agerpres.
Conventional sources provided 1,055 MW (coal), 699 MW (nuclear) and 663 MW (hydrocarbons).
The country’s consumption at that time was of 7,222 MW, production was 8,681 MW, and the difference of 1,459 MW was exported.
Also on Wednesday, Romania has the cheapest energy spot market in the region, with an average of 64.71 euros per MWh, according to stock exchange operator OPCOM.
For comparison, in the countries with which Romania is connected, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, energy costs 65.72 euros per MWh.