Romania, Transelectrica and Delgaz Grid signed the partnership agreement for the implementation of CARMEN project

, SEE Energy News

Romanian electricity transmission system operator Transelectrica and electricity and natural gas distributor Delgaz Grid, a part of the German group E.ON, signed the partnership agreement for the implementation of the Carpathian Modernized Energy Network (CARMEN) project.

CARMEN is a project developed in partnership with the Hungarian transmission operator and is in the process of being evaluated by the European Commission for admission to the 5th list of Projects of Common Interest.

Through the CARMEN project, the partners aim to modernize and develop transmission and distribution networks, as well as increase their interoperability, both at national and European level, in order to achieve objectives of common interest. Thus, it is estimated the modernization of 23 substations, 65 substations, high voltage overhead lines and the implementation of specific IT and communications technologies, the installation in the electric transmission network of modern means of voltage control at the level of the energy system.

The value of the CARMEN project amounts to some 150 million euros and its implementation will run for a period of 6 years, starting with 2023, and will be proposed for funding under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) program.