Romania exports electricity due to the production of HPPs of over 2,500 MW, SEE Energy News
Thanks to higher hydropower production and relatively modest consumption, but also the contribution of other sources, Romania has been exporting electricity in the last few days.
Thus, since the end of April, hydro turbines have been operating with a capacity of over 2,500 MW per hour, to reach over 3,270 MW on Monday night.
The production of hydroelectric power is increasing both in hydroelectric power plants on rivers and in storage HPPs. Data from Transelektrika show that on May 1, the degree of filling of accumulations was 70%, which is 10% above the level recorded in mid-April.
This increase in hydropower production comes in conditions of rather low consumption, which only exceeded the average of 7,000 MW per hour on Monday night, but also in conditions of significant contribution of solar and wind energy.
Romania has been exporting electricity at almost all time intervals since early May, with a peak of 1,400 MW on Monday afternoon.
On Monday, according to data from the captured spot market, exports to Hungary were realized with a full technical capacity of 824 MW per hour.
On Tuesday, significant exports were made to the Bulgarian network, with a capacity of up to 690 MW, but imports from the Hungarian network were also recorded, from 6 am to the end of the day. Exports to the Serbian network reached 350 MW.
The flows to Bulgaria can be explained by the fact that in the period from April 23 to May 27, the shutdown of the group of 1,000 MW in the Kozloduy nuclear power plant is planned.
The spot price for delivery on Tuesday is the same in all three captured markets – in Romania, Bulgaria and Hungary – 218 euros per MWh, as well as in Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.