The national electricity system would face major operational risks without the contribution of coal-fired thermal power plants Mintia and Paroseni, which operate within Energy Complex (EC) Hunedoara, and since the producer has significant financial and efficiency problems, Romanian Government decided to guarantee EC Hunedoara certain level of electricity sales to electricity transmission system operator Transelectrica until 2020.
The statement from the Government said that in order to maintain the level of safety of the national electricity system, EC Hunadoara now has the obligation to provide technological system services to Transelectrica in the capacity of at least 400 MW. Transmission system operator will establish the monthly capacity corresponding to the technological system services representing a slow tertiary reserve, of which a capacity of 400 MW will be allocated to EC Hunedoara.
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Tags: EC Hunedoara, electricity, Romania, state aid, tertiary reserve, Transelectrica