According to data published by the electricity transmission system operator Transelectrica, in the morning of 14 October, Romania was importing electricity at a rate of over 2,600 MW, which is a historical record. The situation occurred after the automatic disconnection of a unit at the country’s sole nuclear power plant Cernavoda.
The highest rate of electricity imports was reached at 9:47 in the morning – 2,617 MW, which is very close to the maximum import capacity of 3,000 MW.
In the afternoon, the imports subsided to 2,296 MW at 14:40, when the consumption reached 7,639 MW and domestic production was 5,343 MW.
Romania can import energy at a maximum rate of 3,000 MW and can export up to 2,800 MW.