Romania: Only 200 MW of new onshore wind capacity would be installed by 2023

, SEE Energy News

According to a report published by WindEurope, Romania will install additional 200 MW of wind capacity between 2019 and 2023, all of which onshore, thus reaching a total wind capacity of 3,229 MW at the end of 2023.

The report stressed that there is significant uncertainty over how much wind energy capacity will grow in Europe over the next five years. If Governments end up producing clear and ambitious National Energy & Climate Plans (NECPs) and they improve the permitting arrangements for wind farms and they keep investing in new network capacities, then Europe’s wind energy capacity would grow by 88 GW to 277 GW by 2023.
Alternatively, if the NECPs are unambitious and permitting issues persist, then Europe will install much less new wind power: only 67 GW. Permitting issues are already leading to undersubscribed auctions, notably in Germany, and lower installation rates than expected. On the other hand, if permitting improves significantly and the NECPs are super ambitious, then Europe could install 112 GW over the next five years.