E-Distribuţie Dobrogea, the electricity distribution operator part of the Enel Group, begins this week the relocation works of the medium voltage networks in the Smârdan – Măcin area to allow the construction of a national road designed for access to the new suspended bridge over the Danube in the Brăila area.
The relocation works will be completed by next spring. In addition, the route for the medium voltage network was re-designed to facilitate the construction of the new access road from the Dobrogea shore to the new suspended bridge over the Danube, which will streamline traffic from Brăila to Măcin.
The project consists of an overpass (construction of the network over the new national road) and two relocations of the existing medium voltage line, consisting of 19 new medium voltage poles, 2 new high voltage poles, with a total length of 3.5 km medium voltage network.
In Dobrogea, E-Distribuţie has planned, in 2021, investments of 176 million lei (approx. 35 million euro) in the modernization and digitization of electricity networks, including the installation of smart meters. The value of this year’s modernization and maintenance programs of the electricity network is added to the investments of 1.49 billion lei (approx. 301 million euro), made in total by E-Distribuţie Dobrogea during 2006 – 2020.
In total, the E-Distribuţie companies in Romania are investing approximately 940 million lei this year, the equivalent of 191 million euros, in modernizing, digitizing, and expanding the electricity network in Bucharest and the ten counties in the country where they operate. This year’s investment programs directly impact the network’s ability to distribute energy to new consumers and improve the management of unplanned outages to supply customers safely.
The electrical networks operated by the three E-Distribuție companies account for 131,000 kilometers, 286 transformer stations, and 23,575 transformer substations. In 2020, they distributed over 15.3 TWh of electricity through high, medium, and low voltage power lines.