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EnergyMin Burduja: Storage is the main emergency of the national energy system

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Storage is the main emergency of the national energy system and that is why we have insisted on two components, on the one hand pumped storage power plants, and on the other hand batteries, Energy Minister Sebastian Burduja said on Wednesday.

„The main emergency of the national energy system is storage. We have all seen Sunday’s data, a day with a very low consumption (…) If we do not have storage capacity, we really put in difficulty the renewable producers, but in fact the energy system and its stability as well,” Burduja said at the Solar Energy Bucharest Summit.

He pointed out that in this context, he insists on two components, one of them being pumped storage plants, and expressed his wish to see bidders for the feasibility study for Tarnita Lapustesti.

„We are moving forward with Tarnita Lapustesti, with my great desire to see bidders for the feasibility study. It is difficult, I understand that the Romanian industry, the design institutes no longer exist and then in complex works we face this shortage of possible bidders.(…) That is why I insist that 2,000 MW, and so says the National Energy Dispatcher, 2,000 MW of storage should come from pumped storage power plants,” said the Energy minister.

The remaining 2,000 MW, he added, would be supplied from batteries, with a call for projects underway through the National Recovery and Resilience Plan.

However, the minister said before the summit that he had asked Minister of Environment Mircea Fechet to include a storage component in the Green House programme and found „a lot of openness” to it.

He mentioned that, according to the latest data from the National Energy Regulatory Authority, there are over 115,000 prosumers and over 1,500 MW of installed photovoltaic panels in Romania.

„This is a truly impressive phenomenon in Romania, which we, as a ministry, will continue to support. As you know, last week we abolished the sun tax, so consumers can invest in peace of mind and increase Romania’s capacity to have a 3 D system, as we say: decentralised, decarbonised, digitalized,” said the Energy minister.

AGERPRES

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