To complete the Energy Strategy, the Energy Ministry would need a counselor to deal with the scenarios and simulations which could be accomplished on its grounds, because the ministry has not enough staff, on Tuesday said Energy minister, Andrei Gerea at the Senate’s Committee for Transports and Energy.
‘We intend to present it (the Energy Strategy – editor’s note) in October. (…) Some scenarios, some simulations should be complete after all for us to see the variants of this strategy,’ Andrei Gerea said.
Romania’s Energy Strategy 2015-2035 was in public debate until January 10 2014, together with a four-question set.
According to the project, the necessary investments in the Romanian energy sector for 2015-2035 are counting for round EUR 100 billion. The development of the 3rd and 4th reactors at the southeastern Cernavoda nuclear plant, the development of the hydroelectric pumped storage at Tarnita – Lapustesti, the development of smart metering and smart grid infrastructure, and the development or extension of the interconnection capacities, respectively and the import/export facilitation for the exploitation of the advantage of the bigger prices of the electric power from other markets, are seen as necessary investment or strategic objectives.
In addition, the ministry has in view the exploitation of the natural gas resources of the Black Sea, the investments done with a view to comply with the environment demands of the European Union and the modernisation of the coal power plants.
Currently, Romania has a national energy strategy endorsed in 2007, valid until 2020