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The main challenge is the transition to a new energy vector

13 November 2023
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Changing the main source of energy for Romania is difficult due to rising costs of export products, but in the future all buildings will have their own photovoltaic source of electricity generation.

“In Romania, the energy vector is now gas, and it is difficult for us to switch to another vector because this will increase the cost of exporting Romanian products, which will lead to a decrease in exports. The wave has not yet come (…) but in the future all buildings will have at least one wall covered with solar panels,” said Mihai David, president of COGEN Romania, at the conference “Digitalization and Energy Efficiency – Cluj-Napoca”, organized by Energynomics.

Around 60% of the energy consumed in Romania is heat, and the country needs to move beyond wood burning. The European Commission, in its current form, insists on changing the energy mix, but this process could prove difficult to achieve.

“In the next 25 years, cogeneration will be part of the solution. From 2050, Europe hopes that everyone will be heated by electricity, but that’s the political view. The expert opinion is a bit different. The future is about hybrid platforms, which will include storage units,” David added.

The conference “Digitalization and Energy Efficiency – Cluj-Napoca” was organised by Energynomics with the support of our partners ADC, BCR, Elgeka Ferfelis, EnergoBit, Kawasaki Gas Turbine, Noark, Parapet, Photon Energy, Volt.

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