Moldova and Russia agree to raise power exports to Romania
The Russian energy company Inter RAO UES and Moldova’s state-owned Moldelectrica last week signed an agreement to separate power units from the Cuchurgan Station and incorporate them into Romania’s energy system. The agreement was signed in the presence of Moldovan and Russian Prime Ministers, Zinaida Greceanai and Vladimir Putin.
Crossborder supplies to Romania are now limited because the energy systems of Moldova and Romania are in different synchronous zones. To solve the problem, it was decided to separate one or several power units from Moldova’s energy system and incorporate them into the Romanian system. Such an approach will make it possible to increase electricity supplies to Romania to 400 megawatt or about 290 million kilowatt/hour a month.
The power units of the Cuchurgan Station will be connected to the Romanian high tension power lines Vulcanesti-Isaccea.
Inter RAO UES is a transnational energy company, with significant power generation, distribution and trading assets in Russia and abroad. The total installed generation capacity of power plants that form part of Inter RAO UES Group is 8,000 megawatts.
Currently, Inter RAO UES heads a group of 25 companies located in 15 countries of the world. Near-term plans of the company include access to new energy markets in the countries of Southeast Asia, Latin America, and Africa.
Moldavskaya GRES or Cuchurgan Station is a subsidiary company of Inter RAO UES. Installed capacity of the power plant is 2,520 megawatts. With respect to the total installed capacity, the station is the greatest asset of INTER RAO UES Group and one of the most important energy facilities in Europe. Main types of fuel are gas and coal. REPORTER.MD