According to Transelectrica, the 10 largest wind and solar projects approved in 2021 and early 2022 have a cumulative capacity of 1720 MW, requiring a total investment of 1.3 billion euros.
“In the case of Romania, the transition from the target of 24% in 2020, regarding the share of electricity produced from renewable sources in total gross final energy consumption, to a target of 30.7% (proposed) in 2030 is equivalent to the increase by more than 140% of the share of electricity production capacities from renewable sources, compared to the production capacity installed in the period 2010-2016 (of about 4785 MW)” – National Energy Regulatory Authority (ANRE). Romania currently has a capacity of 1300 MW from solar projects and 3000 MW from wind projects.
From the second wave of green energy, the largest project that received the technical approval for connection to the grid, is a 441 MW wind farm, which will be built in Buzău. The project received approval at the end of last year and represents an investment of 353 million euros. By comparison, the largest wind farm operating at the moment has a power of 260 MW.
Among the solar energy projects approved in the same period, the largest has a capacity of 134 MW and will be carried out in Olt county. The largest park of solar panels operating at the moment has a capacity of 60 MW, located in Giurgiu.
The table below shows the top 10 largest wind and solar projects that obtained technical approval for grid connection in 2021-2022:
|Top 10 largest wind and solar projects|
|County||Capacity(MW)||Value Investment (mil. euro)|
|1||First Look Solutions||Eolian||Buzău||441||353|
|3||Grup Blauer București||Solar||Olt||134||80|
|4||Nord Wind Power||Solar||Iași||130||104|
|5||Omega Eolian Project||Solar||Buzău||129||78|
|6||Omega Eolian Project||Eolian||Buzău||120||96|
|7||PNE Wind România||Eolian||Constanța||116||93|
|8||The Way Of Energy||Eolian||Tulcea||115||92|
|9||PNE SOLAR POWER ROMÂNIA||Solar||Bihor||87||52|