The Regulatory Committee of the National Energy Regulatory Authority (ANRE) has approved the investment plan of electricity transmission system operator Transelectrica for the 2022-2031 period, totaling some 1.45 million euros.
According to the plan, 29 % of the total value of the planned investments in the period is allocated to modernizing the existing electricity transmission network, 26 % for the integration of production from renewable sources and from other new plants and 30 % for increasing the interconnection capacity.
The development plan also integrates the projects of common interest (PCI) that contribute to the implementation of the strategic priorities of the European Union regarding the trans-European energy infrastructure such as the Black Sea Corridor, the Mid-Continental East Corridor and the North CSE Corridor, with estimated commissioning dates in the period 2025-2030 and interconnection projects, which aim to achieve the objective regarding the degree of interconnection of 15 % by 2030, established at the level of the European Commission.
In the period between 2023 – 2025, investments in several transmission lines will be made, in order to increase the country’s transmission capacity and the security of supply. Thus, by the year 2025, the completion of the following objectives is foreseen: 400 kV transmission line Brazi Vest – Teleajen – Stalpu, including a new 400 kV substation at Stalpu, the extension of the Brazi Vest substation and the construction of the new 400 kV Teleajen substation, the increase of transmission capacity of the 220 kV Stejaru – Gheorgheni – Fantanele line, increasing the transmission capacity of the 400 kV section of the Bucharest Sud – Pelicanu line, 400 kV Gutinas – Smardan line, 400 kV Portile de Fier – Resita line including the 400 kV Resita substation.
ANRE President Dumitru Chirita said that important steps are being taken so that the national electricity transmission network ensures the evacuation of at least 7,000 MW from renewable sources, thus fulfilling the strategic objective assumed by Romania through National Energy and Climate Plan for the year 2030. He reminded that, in the 2018-2022 period, Transelectrica made investments worth some 250 million euros, the most important objectives being Cernavoda – Stalpu transmission line with connection to the Gura Ialomitei substation and the reconstruction of the 220 kV and 400 kV Otelarie Hunedoara, Domnesti, Munteni, Craiova Nord, Bacau Sud and Roman Nord substations.