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CEZ, fruntas pe ramura

Welcome to Fantanele

Welcome to Fantanele

 

Citeam si citesc in fiecare zi articole, relatari si pareri despre mega-proiectul eolian Fantanele, ba chiar mi-a scris un prieten si pe Facebook.

Cam ce gen de articol e cel mai reprezentativ:
http://www.wall-street.ro/articol/Companii/93039/Parcul-eolian-de-1-1-mld-euro-a-CEZ-va-fi-gata-in-2011.html
sau
http://www.qmagazine.ro/articole/5597/western-de-cogealac.html?

Who's Who

Who's Who

 

Dupa parerea mea, avem de retinut ca, in ciuda dificultatilor, CEZ a reusit sa instaleze si sa dea in folosinta peste o suta de turbine dintr-un proiect de 600 de MW, conceput in doua faze: 139 de turbine intr-o prima faza, „Fantanele Est si Vest”, acum completa, si 101 intr-o etapa ulterioara, pe care intentineaza sa o finalizeze la anul.  E drept ca data finalizarii investitiei pentru faza intai a fost decalata cu cateva luni, dar daca ne uitam la anvergura proiectului si la obstacolele de diferite tipuri cu care s-au confruntat, aceasta intarziere pare mai curand motiv de lauda pentru cat e de redusa.

Drept semn de apreciere pentru succesul colegilor de breasla care au contribuit la acest succes, iata o mica galerie de imagini, pentru care le multumesc bunilor nostri parteneri de munca intru dezvoltarea de proiecte eoliene.

–- English version –

CEZ to complete construction of EUR 1.1bn wind park in 2011

Wall Street, 30 Sep 2010, online:-

The Czech energy group CEZ estimates that the construction of its 600 MW wind farm project in Dobrogea region, in Romania, will be completed in 2011. The investment in the project reaches EUR 1.10bn (USD 1.50bn). The company started construction works at Cogealac wind park, with works expected to be completed in 2011, while at Fantanele wind farm there are already 129 turbines in operation. Recently, CEZ announced that the Cogealac wind park was put ‘on hold’ due to misunderstandings in relation to the construction permits.
Link to original article in Romanian

Transelectrica to issue last wind energy approvals

[good or bad, this piece of news sounds important for us, ongoing developers; the source is http://ue.mae.ro/pdf/2009.04.27_highlights17.pdf, which is the Permanent Representation of Romania to the European Union]

 

 

 

 

Here goes:

Transelectrica to issue last wind energy approvals

The state-owned electricity distribution company Transelectrica, together with Electrica and the private energy distribution companies included in the portfolios of the Italian group Enel, the German company E.ON and the Czech CEZ concern approved until April the connection to the network of wind energy plants totaling 3,000 MW, close to the system’s ceiling, according to data sent to Business Standard by Transelectrica.

Practically speaking, from now on very few approvals will be given, according to officials of the state company, and soon these will stop altogether. “Connection approvals are being given, at a slower pace, because we expect that a large portion of the projects which have already been approved will not be finalized. We established that a total of some 3,000 MW is acceptable. We will exceed this, but not by much, so we will end up refusing applicants, at least temporarily,” the Head of Transelectrica’s Network Planning Division, Dan Preotescu, told Business Standard.

The ceiling for wind capacity which can be safely integrated into the system was set last year at 2,000 MW, based on estimates, as Romania has no experience in the field, and has only 11 MW installed. According to Preotescu, the experience of other countries showed that many companies that received connection approvals failed to complete the projects, which will also be the case in Romania. “There are few projects that reached the stage of signing the connection contracts. This means that many companies are unable to continue the projects”, the Transelectrica official said. He added the suggestion that the award of the connection approvals for the wind energy plants be conditioned by simultaneous investments in their own adjustment capacities from investors is still being debated, with no final decision having been reached so far. According to the last statement issued by Transelectrica, in April there were connection approvals for 2,981 new MW on the wind energy segment, up by some 515 MW against January. Out of the 2,981 MW approved, only 27 percent benefit from contracts for network connection. The connection network is the first step for the establishment of a wind energy park, with the second being the conclusion of a connection contract and the application for obtaining the establishment permit for the plant from the National Energy Regulatory Authority (ANRE).

“Very few connection contracts have been concluded, which means this field is still developing very slowly,” the daily Business Standard cites Marian Turbatu, president of the Romanian Wind Energy Association as saying.

 

 

[anyway, we cannot say we haven’t been warned; just a recent example]

Radu Voinescu

Energie eoliana

News – in brief

Economic slump hits wind market but future is bright

US Secretary of Energy Steven Chu announces $93m for wind power development

Aeronautica Windpower signs licensing agreement with Norwin to supply US and Caribbean wind turbine markets

NRG Energy acquires Reliant Energy and expands renewable energy division (for people who don’t know, NRG are those guys who help us measure wind: anemometers, software, data-loggers…)

Vestas signs wind turbine supply agreement with Canadian wind farm (TransAlta)

Enjoy!

Radu Voinescu

Energie eoliana

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