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Romania has green energy production capacities totaling 680 MW

According to latest data released by Transelectrica, Romania has green energy production capacities of 680 MW in total that were issued green certificates, up from just 98 MW at the end of 2009, reads the Adevarul newspaper. Romania pledged to secure 24 pc of its energy from renewable sources by 2020, but this also includes the energy produced by hydropower plants over 10 MW, which are not issued green certificates. Together with large hydropower plants, which exceed 6,300 MW, the amount of renewable energy generated in Romania accounts for roughly one third of the total output. Of the 680 MW that receive certificates, 572 MW are generated by wind turbines, with the most important wind farm being operated by Czech company CEZ at Fantanele, Constanta County. This year so far, it received green certificates worth over EUR 16 M, for the 302,159 MWh produced here. The European Wind Energy Association estimates that in Romania of year 2020, renewable energy will cover 42 pc of the consumption: 11 pc wind, 27 pc hydro, and 4 pc biomass. Thus, Romania will rank 7th in the EU with this regard.

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