Development of new solar and wind power plants in Romania has progressed at a slow pace in 2022, but by the end of February 2024, prosumers will have an estimated capacity of around 2,000 MW, according to Vice President of the National Energy Regulatory Authority (ANRE) Gabriel Andronache.
In 2021, installed capacity in solar power plants totaled 1,357 MW and today the capacity is 1,528 MW. Wind farms have also increased to an installed capacity of 1,427 MW from 1,414 MW in 2021. At the end of July, 84,733 prosumers were registered with a total installed capacity of 1,063 MW. In February 2024, installed capacity at the prosumer level is expected to increase to 2,000 MW.
Andronache said that the most important thing is happening in the offshore wind segment and, by the end of the year, Romania should have an offshore law that will allow it to develop 1,000 MW of offshore wind by 2030 out of the 3,000 MW it is expecting.
The yield of offshore wind is 40-60%, compared to onshore at most 25%.
In addition, the future submarine electricity cable linking Georgia to Romania will be able to connect 5,000 MW of electricity generation capacity, including offshore wind.