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Wind Power News: Romania


These news and opinion items are gathered by National Wind Watch to help keep readers informed about developments related to industrial wind energy. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of National Wind Watch. They are the products of and owned by the organizations or individuals noted and are shared here according to “fair use” and “fair dealing” provisions of copyright law.

September 8, 2011 • RomaniaPrint storyE-mail story

Romania: Wind farms incentives will increase power bills

Electricity price could rise with 10% next year, as more aeolian parks will be supported through the green certificate scheme, says Zoltan Nagy, energy efficiency chief within the National Energy Regulatory Agency ANRE. The scheme will be applied between 2011 and 2021. The highest impact for consumers will be felt in 2016-2017, when they could pay up to 30% higher bills. ANRE estimates electricity consumers will pay a total additional amount of €10bn by 2020 to support investments in renewable . . . Complete story »

July 21, 2011 • RomaniaPrint storyE-mail story

Romania pushes for clarity on wind power

Romania currently hosts the largest on-shore wind park in Europe. Wind energy is booming in the economically weak country, yet investors remain worried about a lack of clear regulations. Strong winds and strong state support: Romania is on its way to becoming wind energy’s paradise. Back in 2008, the Bucharest government agreed on a law to promote renewable energies, which it published in the Romanian government gazette. However, the European Commission has to approve these plans since they count as . . . Complete story »

September 23, 2010 • RomaniaPrint storyE-mail story

Éoliennes ou pélicans?

En Roumanie, la multiplication des parcs éoliens menace la riche biodiversité du delta du Danube. [In Romania, the multiplication of wind energy facilities threatens the rich diversity of the Danube delta.] Voici un exemple effarant du côté obscur de la course aux énergies renouvelables. En Roumanie, dans l’immense plaine de la Dobrogea, une steppe émaillée de collines qui s’étire entre le port de Constanta et le delta du Danube, les premiers aérogénérateurs ont poussé il y a deux ans environ. . . . Complete story »

September 7, 2010 • RomaniaPrint storyE-mail story

Bureaucratic dispute stops work on CEZ Romania wind farm

Czech utility CEZ has stopped work on the second stage of its massive Fantanele/Cogealac wind farm in Romania in the lastest of a series of disputes with local government authorities. CEZ says it has complied with all the legal requirements needed to complete its €1.1bn ($1.4bn), 600MW wind farm, but work has been stopped by local officials accusing the company of not having all the necessary construction permits. A CEZ official tells Recharge that the setback “is a continuation of . . . Complete story »

July 26, 2010 • RomaniaPrint storyE-mail story

Quarrel and shooting at Cogealac wind farm in Dobrogea

The wind farm frenzy in Dobrogea has gone wild when five people where shot with rubber bullets on the premises of one of these wind farm projects in the area earlier today. The shooting followed a conflict between the inhabitants and the mayor in Cogealac locality, on one hand, and the body guards protecting the wind farm project which is being built there. The mayor was planning to fine the company which owns and builds the wind park in Cogealac- . . . Complete story »

July 18, 2008 • RomaniaPrint storyE-mail story

Wayward wind

Wind energy is attracting massive investment, but uncertain laws, land ownership disputes and low capacity on the power grid are holding back development After a long time in the wilderness, renewable energy has finally become fashionable in Romania. Last year the country produced twice as much energy from alternative sources compared to 2006, but the figures do not make for green friendly reading. Only 0.07 per cent of Romania’s power was generated by renewable energy resources in 2007. From this . . . Complete story »

July 18, 2008 • RomaniaPrint storyE-mail story

Romania bill vetoed; Wind-energy development to benefit

Romania’s president has refused to sign a bill into law that he says cancels the right of pre-communism owners over their property, that decision would help to remove one of the obstacles to developing wind energy in that country. President Traian Basescu said Friday that he is returning to Parliament the law it recently adapted because it amounts to a “re confiscation” of private property that was seized by the Communists. After communism ended in 1989, Romania began a long . . . Complete story »

June 16, 2008 • RomaniaPrint storyE-mail story

100 wind turbines in Dobrogea, GE’s biggest contract in Europe

NEPTUN – At the end of last year, General Electric signed an agreement with Good Energies for the delivery of 100 wind turbines to a 250 MW project in Dobrogea. ‘A hundred turbines of next year’s production, each of 2.5 MW, will be reserved for the Romanian project. This is the largest GE project in Europe,’ Carmen Neagu, GE CEO for Romania, Bulgaria and R. of Moldova, told a press conference, quoted by Mediafax. Good Energies develops wind power generation projects in . . . Complete story »

September 27, 2006 • RomaniaPrint storyE-mail story

Enel spends 24m euros to tap into wind power

Enel, the Italian utilities giant with the biggest portfolio in the domain of electrical power distribution and supplying on the domestic market, is starting its first renewable energy generation project, aiming to produce wind energy. “Over the next 3 years, the company will invest 24 million euros in a greenfield wind energy project in Tulcea,” stated Brunello Botte, chairman of Enel Electrica Dobrogea and Banat. “The company that is going to handle this project is called Enel Wind and will . . . Complete story »

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