Romania’s electricity exports have grown by 27 per cent in the first five months of this year compared to the same period last year, after the local market was coupled with the markets of the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary, a communiqué issued by the National Energy Regulatory Agency (ANRE) informs.
Thus, from January to May, Romania exported 4.5 TWh of electricity, compared to 3.5 TWh in the first five months of 2014, and it imported 1.7 TWh compared to 1.35 TWh during the same period last year.
The trade balance has thus grown from a surplus of 2.2 TWh in the first five months of last year to 2.8 TWh in the same period this year.
Starting on 19 November 2014, Romania’s day-ahead market is coupled with the markets of the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary, through the 4M Market Coupling mechanism.
In 2014 Romania exported 9.937 TWh of electricty, a level 2.09 times higher year-on-year (4.753 TWh in 2013). Electricity imports stood at 2.811 TWh, slightly higher than the 2.737 TWh imported in 2013.