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Energocom to monitor production of electricity from renewable sources

17:28 | 17.08.2022 Category: Economic

Chisinau, Aug. 17 /MOLDPRES/- Energocom will be able to monitor and forecast the production of electricity from renewable sources, with the support of the European Union and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).

"The central electricity supplier, Energocom SA, will be able to manage the forecasting of electricity production from renewable sources, which will allow it to reduce the individual imbalances of the contracted producers. A specialized software, which forecasts the electricity produced from renewable sources, will be developed for Energocom and the contracted producers, thanks to the support of the program Addressing the impact of the energy crisis in the Republic of Moldova, financed by the European Union and implemented by UNDP Moldova", indicates a press release of UNDP.

According to the rules of the electricity market, the central electricity supplier, Energocom SA, is responsible for the balancing group made up of district heating power plants and eligible power plants that produce energy from renewable sources and has delegated the balancing responsibility to Energocom SA. According to the Ministry of Infrastructure and Regional Development, for the month of June 2022, photovoltaic power plants with a capacity of almost 25 MW, wind power plants with a capacity of 73.4 MW, biogas – 6.3 MW and hydropower plants with a capacity of 16 MW were installed in the Republic of Moldova .3 MW.

Also, according to the new market rules, which entered into force on June 1, electricity is no longer traded post factum according to the values ​​actually recorded, but according to the values ​​notified (forecasted) by the producers. Thus, the central electricity supplier has the task of managing the individual imbalances of the contracted producers. However, the energy purchased for balancing is regulated separately and, since its price is higher, it has an impact on the final price for consumers.

Acting director of Energocom Victor Bînzari said that the company is to develop a strategy for the development of the company, as well as undertake other stringent measures to increase the country's energy security, such as: diversification of electricity and natural gas suppliers, expanding supply activities on foreign markets, supporting domestic electricity producers in order to reduce imbalances, etc.

With a budget of 10 million euros, the program Addressing the impact of the energy crisis in the Republic of Moldova is financed by the European Union and implemented by UNDP. It supports the public authorities of the Republic of Moldova and vulnerable groups in the context of the increase in natural gas prices. The program contributes to the reduction of energy vulnerability through a program to encourage the change of old household appliances with new, more energy efficient ones, the support of energy efficiency measures in residential buildings and the installation of photovoltaic panels in a number of public buildings.

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