Hidroelectrica provided 60 pc of national energy demand


Thanks to the high degree of availability of hydro-electrical equipment and a high demand from the National Energy System, Hidroelectrica has reported a daily output exceeding 70,000 Mwh in May. The 70,000 Mwh/day threshold had not been exceeded since 2005 when Hidroelectrica’s production reached a record 20.1 Twh. The largest quantity of electricity was produced and distributed between May 13 and May 15, 2014. On the morning of May 15, 2014, Hidroelectrica provided over 60 percent of the national energy demand. On May 15, 2014, Hidroelectrica’s accumulation lakes transited and mitigated very large flow rates of up to 2,100 mc/s in the middle and inferior basins of the river Olt, comparable to the Danube flow rate in certain summer months. As of May 18, 2014, the Danube will be reporting flow rates of over 14,000 mc/s, similar to levels recorded in 2006, and the flow rate is expected to increase to over 6,000 mc/s within a five-day period. 15,800 mc/s, the Danube’s highest flow rate, was reported on April 16, 2006. “Because the protection dams located downstream of Portile de Fier II, which do not fall under Hidroelectrica’s administrative scope, were severely damaged by the 2006 flood, every measure at our disposal has been taken to transit the flood in accordance with joint Romanian-Serbian exploitation regulations,” a press release notes.

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