The Romanian Ministry of Energy and E-Distributie signed two non-refundable financing contracts through the Modernization Fund, worth 24.7 million euros, for the modernization of the distribution network.
E-Distributie Muntenia will carry out a project worth 15.5 million euros to increase the security of the electricity supply by modernizing the Petrachioaia transmission line in Ilfov County. The maximum covered amount from the Modernization Fund is 80 % of the eligible expenses (10.2 million euros).
The project aims to modernize the electricity distribution networks, reduce losses within the network and increase the safety and continuity conditions of the distribution service in the Dascalu, Petrachioaia, Stefănesti, and Afumati areas in Ilfov County. The medium voltage network will be resized and reconfigured, the secondary substations will be modernized from overhead to concrete cover and the new secondary substations will be integrated into the remote-control system.
E-Distributie Banat will carry out a project worth 9.2 million euros for the modernization of distribution networks, by building medium voltage looped transmission lines, consisting of 20 kV cables, supplied from the 110/20/10 kV Fratelia and Cetate primary substations in the Timisoara area, contributing to increasing the safety of supply to consumers in this area. Of the total value of the project, the maximum covered value from the Modernization Fund is 80% of the eligible expenses (6.2 million euros).
Following the modernization works, energy losses within the network will be reduced and moderated impact on the environment will be recorded at the level of the network. The project has a direct effect on the network’s ability to distribute energy to new consumers and increase the level of digitalization to improve the management of unplanned outages, for the safe supply of customers.