Romania: Cernavoda-Stalpu transmission line – Transelectrica’s investments

, SEE Energy News

Deadline for the completion of the project is May 2022.

Romanian electricity transmission system operator Transelectrica is investing 75 million euros in the construction of the new 400 kV Cernavoda-Stalpu overhead transmission line, a project partially financed through the EU funds.

Secretary General of the Romanian Government Tiberiu Horatiu Gorun said during the visit to the construction site that the development of the country’s energy infrastructure is one of the Government’s priorities, and such investments contribute fundamentally to the speedy re-entry of the Romanian economy, after the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Transelectrica’s CEO Catalin Nitu said on the occasion that the construction project of the 400 kV Cernavoda-Stalpu overhead transmission line had an accelerated pace from the beginning, although it was started and carried out during the pandemic. Increasing the capacity to integrate renewable energy in the electricity transmission network is one of the main goals of Transelectrica’s development plan, and this line’s contribution to achieving this goal is very important.

The project aims to strengthen the cross-section between the west coast of the Black Sea and the rest of the European system, contributing at the same time to the strengthening of the electricity transmission network in Romania, the increase of the interconnection capacity between Romania and Bulgaria and to the integration of the wind energy produced in the Dobrogea area.

The investment includes 4 subsequent projects: construction of the new 400 kV overhead transmission line and the connection in Gura Ialomitei substation, extension of the Cernavoda substation and its connection of the new line, construction of the new 400 kV Stalpu substation and extension of the Gura Ialomitei substation with two 400 kV cells.