+ Renewable energy producers reached a capacity of 5,153 MW at the end of January 2016
The production of electricity from renewable energy sources reached a total installed power of 5,153 MW at the end of January 2016, according to the data collected by Transelectrica.
Thus, the energy system had wind farms with a total capacity of 3,129 MW, solar farms with a total capacity of 1,336 MW, hydropower micro-plants with a capacity of 585 MW and biomass projects with a total capacity of 103 MW, Agerpres informs.
At the end of last year, the system had renewable energy production capacities of 5,142 MW, according to Transelectrica.
The annual mandatory quota of electricity produced from renewable sources stands at 12.15 per cent of the gross end consumption of electricity in 2016, according to a Government Decision adopted on 30 December 2015. This year’s quota is higher than the 2015 quota (11.9 per cent).
“In case the waiver agreements issued in 2015 (around 7,000 Gwh) and 2016 (around 1,000 Gwh above the 2015 level) are taken into account, the green certificates’ impact on the electricity bills of non-exempt end consumers (households and SMEs) will rise from RON 35 to around RON 43 per Mwh,” according to a Government communiqué issued at the end of last year.
The approved level of the 2016 quota takes into account the attainment of the national objective that concerns the renewable energy’s share in the gross end consumption of energy, and was established based on scenarios provided by the Energy Regulatory Authority (ANRE). This goal will be attained by limiting the renewable energy producers’ sale of green certificates to 60 per cent of the value of the total certificates issued, according to the Government decision.
On the other hand, renewable energy producers are stating that the authorities’ decision makes it impossible for them to sell their green certificates and, as a result, many renewable energy sector companies will end up in bankruptcy.